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Women's Track Competes in First-Ever Atlantic 10 Outdoor Championships

Women's Track Competes in First-Ever Atlantic 10 Outdoor Championships

AMHERST, Mass. – For the first time ever, members of the St. Bonaventure women's track team competed in the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Track and Field Championships held Saturday and Sunday on campus at the University of Massachusetts.

Sophomore Emily Izydorczak led the historic weekend for the Bonnies by obliterating her previous personal record in the 5000 meters. Izydorczak ran an 18:15.46 in the event Sunday afternoon, easily surpassing her previous PR of 18:38.53 recorded April 9 at the ROC City Invitational. That time is also good for second in program history, behind only a time logged by Kerry Caher in 2014 during an event where the Bonnies were not competing as a team.

Freshman Tristen Reid also clocked in with a PR time of 1:14.12 in the 400-meter hurdles prelims on Saturday.

In the 800-meter prelims, sophomore Megan Jennings crossed the finish line with a time of 2:39.71, ranking sixth in program history.

The Atlantic 10 Championships complete the first full season of action for the re-born Bonnies track teams that competed officially for the first time since 1990. Prior to this spring, track had been a varsity sport from 1926-29, 1933, 1937, 1941, 1948-53 and 1968-90.

BONNIES RESULTS

400-METERS
24. Meaghan Ralph 1:05.57

800-METERS
31. Megan Jennings – 2:39.71
32. Rachel Konieczny – 2:43.74
33. Jenna Cherry – 2:49.73

400-METER HURDLES
18. Tristen Reid – 1:14.12

1500-METERS
28. Rachel Guyer – 5:13.15
29. Sydney Beeman – 5:22.46
30. Courtney Brinsky – 5:22.76

5000-METERS
27. Emily Izydorczak – 18:15.46
34. Christine Walsh – 21:17.46
35. Rachel Martin – 21:38.19

4x400 METER RELAY FINALS
13. Beeman, Ralph, Reid, Guyer – 4:28.19