Women's track hosts home meet

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By Joyce Novacek

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This past weekend, athletes on the women’s track and field team had successful performances at both the Bison Open and Multi and the Penn State National Invitational.  Sasha Hornock ’13 led the Orange and Blue at the Bison Open and Multi, winning the long jump and the 60-meter dash.  At Penn State, Emily Liggett ’12 and Caroline Tolli ’13 both finished with impressive times.

At home in Gerhard Fieldhouse, Hornock recorded her personal best time in the preliminary 60-meter dash, and then ran even faster in the finals. Her final time of 7.77 seconds is not only the best in her career, but it also ranks her second in program history. Erin Horleman ’14 also earned a gold for the Bison, winning the 500 meters and beating her personal best with a time of 1:18.77.

Hornock finished first in the long jump as well with a jump of 5.49 meters. Casey Krause ’11 finished right behind her in second.  Krause also took silver for the Bison in the triple jump.

At Penn State, Tolli placed third in the 1000-meter run with an impressive time of 2:57.06. Liggett ran a 5:01.14 time in the mile.

Jennifer Zymet ’14, who was previously deemed Patriot League Rookie of the Week, ran a 1:16.20 in the 500-meter at Penn State.

“Everyone who went performed very well, and the high caliber of competition in each of our events played a big part in our success,” Liggett said.

As the critical part of the indoor season is approaching for the Orange and Blue, Liggett said, “I think we are in very good shape going into the championship part of our season.  Going to Penn State definitely made me realize that I am faster than I thought I was, and I hope that my teammates realize this in themselves.”

On Saturday, the Bison head to Yale University for the Geigengack Invitational in New Haven, Conn.

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