Four Records Fall For Spartan Women at Bison Open

Four Records Fall For Spartan Women at Bison Open

LEWISBURG, Pa. – The York College Women's Track and Field Team returned to the orange oval at Bucknell University for another weekend of record setting performances.

In the two day meet, the women were able to put in some solid performances against top competition.  Four school records fell for the women as Bethany Miller (York, Pa. / York Suburban) broke the pole vault record, Emily Cronise (Boonsboro, Md./Boonsboro) broke her own school record in the 800, and Jess Miller (Dauphin, Pa./Bishop McDevitt) broke the 3,000 meter and 5,000 meter record beside teammate Caroline DeLany (Frederick, Md. / Tuscarora).

Starting the day off, Bria Jones (Medford, N.Y. / Patchogue-Medford) ran a solid 200 with a time of 28.35.  In the 60 hurdles, Christina Sarver (Elkridge, Md. / Mount de Sales Academy) ran a strong race with a time of 11.23. Cronise capped her meet with a shattering of her own record in the 800 by over three seconds.  She was able to finish 6th among 42 runners.

The distance squad was led by the united duo of Miller and DeLany in the 5,000. The girls crushed Miller's previous school record by almost 15 seconds with Miller edging DeLany by just two hundredths of a second. Miller's new school record now sits at 18:43.47.  In the 3,000, Miller went out and set the new school record by seven seconds. Miller was able to place 8th with her school record time of 10:29.50. Alicia Dillman (Leola, Pa. / Conestoga Valley) followed her teammates with her own solid time of 19:30.13 for the 5,000.  DeLany was able to turn around from the 5K and run a solid mile with a time of 5:24.98. 

Bethany Miller led the field events in the pole vault with her school record leap. On her third attempt at the 10-4 mark, Miller cleared her way into the record books.  Miller was able to pass Caitlin Rizzardo's mark of 10-0, which she had tied the week before.

The Spartans return to action on February 8, at the Crusader Classic hosted by Susquehanna.