GW Women's Track Places 6th at Collegeville Indoor Classic
Colonials Record Three Top Finishes in First-Ever Full Squad Meet
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - The George Washington women's track team participated in six events and recorded three top finishes en route to a sixth-place team finish out of 24 competing teams at the Collegeville Indoor Classic on Friday evening at Floy Lewis Bakes Field House.
GW recorded first-place finishes in the One Mile Run, 3000-meter run and the Distance Relay Medley and amassed 38 points in its first full-squad track meet in program history.
In the One Mile, graduate student Hannah Rowe and freshman Lauren t'Kint de Roodenbeke finished one-two to lead four Colonials runners in the event. Rowe took first place in 5:10.93, while T'Kint followed in second place in 5:11.15.
Freshman Miranda DiBiasio defeated a field of 35 competitors to win the 3,000-meter run by a margin of 10 seconds. The Berea, Ohio, native finished in 10:28.84 to tally 10 points towards GW's point total. Senior Erica Halvorson also competed in the event, finishing in 11th place in 11:41.20.
GW's DMR team of juniors Katie Bishop and Caroline Wolfe, along with sophomore Macaulay Porter and Rowe, combined to win the six-team event, finishing in 12:59.35. The win earned 10 points towards the Colonials' total.
The Colonials had five runners compete in the 800-meter run with freshman Malone Gabor tallying GW's top finish in 2:33.77 for 17th place out of 47 runners. She was followed by sophomore Kirsten Zeller (20th, 2:36.30), Wolfe (23rd, 2:37.80), sophomore Anna Zaccaria (28th, 2:43.17) and freshman Colleen Fitzgerald (35th, 2:47.84).
Elsewhere on the day, sophomore Kirsten Nottingham finished in 36th place out of 68 competitors in the 60-meter dash (28.63).
GW will return to action when it competes in the George Mason Invitational on January 31 in Fairfax, Virginia.
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