NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The York College women's track & field team finished fifth at the 2014 Capital Athletic Conference Indoor Championships at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA on Saturday.
The Spartans finished the day in fifth place with 57 points. Salisbury won the team championship with 161 points. The Spartans set two new records during the day's competition.
The Spartans notched a pair of first place finishes for the day. The distance medley relay team team of Caroline DeLany (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora), Bria Jones (Medford, N.Y./Patchogue-Medford), Emily Cronise (Boonsboro, Md./Boonsboro), and Jess Miller (Dauphin, Pa./Bishop McDevitt) crushed the field with a time of 12:54.95. That time broke a CAC Championships record by over 18 seconds.
Miller captured the win in the 3,000 meter run with a time of 10:43.16. That time set a new York College and Capital Athletic Conference record. DeLany also ran well in the event as she finished fourth with a time of 10:58.10.
Miller came back to post a strong second place finish in the 5,000 meter run with a time of 18:51.26. Spartan teammate Kathleen Cannon (Chapel Hill, N.C./Chapel Hill) notched a personal best in the same race, recording a time of 19:39.73.
DeLany had a strong performance in the one mile run as she finished second with a time of 5:17.24. Freshman Kasey Fogelsanger (Owings Mills, Md./Mercy) also ran well in the mile as she posted a time of 5:41.27, good for a seventh place finish.
Cronise followed DeLany's lead as she captured a second place finish of her own in the 800 meter dash. Cronise broke her own school record for a third time this year as she crossed the line in a time of 2:20.31. Teammate Rachel Berninger (Wilmington, Del. / Brandywine) showed off her athleticism in the 800 by finishing in 2:29.67, good for a sixth place finish.
In the field events, sophomore Bethany Miller (York, Pa./York Suburban) lead the way with a third place finish in the pole vault with a best height of 9'10".
Sophomore Abbey Rhodes (Hanover, Pa./Hanover) had a strong showing in the shot put as she finished sixth with a best distance of 35'1.75".
For the sprint squad, Jones held it down for the Spartans. Jones ran her personal best in the 60 dash in the prelims with a time of 8.24. In the 60 meter finals, she grabbed a sixth place finish with a time of 8.27 to secure a point for York.
Selected members of the Spartan squad will participate in the George Mason Last Chance Invitational on Sunday, March 2. The remainder of the team will prep for the Outdoor opener on March 15 at the Green and White Opener in York.