GW Women's Track Excels at Vince Brown Invitational
Rowe Wins 5000m to Pace Colonials
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Graduate student Hannah Rowe won the 5,000-meter run to mark her third consecutive meet with an event victory as the George Washington women's track team competed at the Christopher Newport University Vince Brown Invitational on Sunday at the Freeman Center.
Rowe topped a field of 14 competitors to win the 5000m with a time of 17:27.41. Sophomore Macaulay Porter also competed in the event, taking fifth place in 18:18.11.
The Colonials had six student-athletes compete in the mile and registered a pair of top-10 finishes. Freshman Lauren t'Kint de Roodenbeke finished in second place out of 72 competitors, her second consecutive top-five finish, with a time of 5:04.40. It marked her best time in the mile this season.
Freshman Miranda DiBiasio also finished among the top 10, taking ninth place in 5:20.68. Rounding out GW's lineup in the mile were sophomore Ariana North (13th, 5:25.82), junior Katie Bishop (28th, 5:37.86) and seniors Erica Halvorson (39th, 5:47.75) and Aubrey Gunnels (45th, 5:51.11).
In the 800-meter run, freshman Malone Gabor was GW's top performer, finishing in 19th place out of 65 competitors in 2:31.06. Sophomore Kirsten Zeller followed in 34th place in 2:35.96, and freshman Anna Zaccaria finished in 47th place in 2:40.22.
Sophomore Liberty Mason-Sharma became the first GW student-athlete to compete in a hurdles event, taking 27th place in the 60-meter hurdle preliminaries with a time of 10.68.
For the first time in program history the Colonials will compete at the Atlantic 10 Indoor Track & Field Championships at Mackal Field House in Kingston, Rhode Island, next Saturday and Sunday.
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