Track Makes Strides at NSU Shark Invitational

Miramar, Fla. – The Lynn University track team continued its inaugural season on Wednesday morning, competing in the Nova Southeastern Shark Invite at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar. Kate Fisher topped the leaderboard in a pair of events as she claimed the top spots in the 1,500 and 800-meter races.

INSIDE THE MEET:
Location: Ansin Sports Complex | Miramar, Fla.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Fisher finished the 1,500-meter race in 4:52.99, clearing the field by nearly five full seconds. She followed that up with a four-second victory in the 800-meter run, posting a time of 2:22.0 for the fastest time by a Fighting Knight this season.
  • Alexandra Jones finished ninth overall in the 1,500, clocking in at 5:11.51, while Mandi Cohen finished in 22nd place in the event.
  • Chase Yoder grabbed a sixth-place finish in the 400-meter run, posting a time of 1:02.48 for her second consecutive personal record in the event. Lauren Leckenby and Emily Christensen finished back-to-back in eighth and ninth place in the event, finishing less than one second apart with times of 1:05.75 and 1:06.32, respectively.
  • Sydney Parks, Aubrie Parker, Lynn Whalen and Megan Selfridge all competed in the 400 as well, claiming the 15-18 spots on the board.
  • Jones, Darby Watts, Natalie Beck and Amanda Hennessey joined Fisher in the 800-meter run, with Jones finishing in ninth place (2:34.38), Watts placing 14th (2:37.00), Beck checking in at 19th (2:40.92) and Hennessey 26th (2:59.30).
  • Emily Glass became the programs first-ever competitor in the 400-meter hurdles, placing sixth overall with a time of 1:16.15 in the event.
  • Gaylen Martin led the way in the 200-meter dash, clocking in at 29.00 for a seventh-place finish, followed by Arianna Spencer in 13th (30.59) and Courtney Morin in 15th (31.08).
  • Yoder, Glass, Martin and Leckenby posted a sixth-place finish as the Fighting Knights' top 4x400-meter relay team, finishing in 4:35.55.
  • The relay team of Christensen, Spencer, Morin and Beck finished in seventh overall, just behind Lynn's top squad with a time of 4:35.55.

UP NEXT:

The Fighting Knights return to the track on Friday when they travel to Coral Gables for the Hurricane Invite hosted by the University of Miami.