BALTIMORE, MD – The York College women's track and field team made their final appearance before next weekend's Capital Athletic Conference championships a strong one as they participated in Saturday's Hopkins Loyola Invitational in Baltimore. For the first time this spring, the Spartans competed in ideal conditions as the day was sunny and beautiful.
Freshman Jada Griffin-Howard broke a six-year-old school record in the 400-meter dash as she crossed the line in a time of 1:00.02. That also establishes a PR for the freshman and places her seventh in the CAC.
Griffin-Howard also ran the first leg of the 4x400 meter relay squad that placed seventh overall with a time of 4:12.90. She also ran the second leg of the 4x100 meter relay squad which ran a season-best time of 50.46.
The Green and White had a number of strong performances up and down the lineup.
• Hannah Conway recorded a season best of 13.11 in the 100-meter dash. Teammate Marisa Brisbane recorded a PR in the event as she posted a time of 13.31 as she has qualified for the CAC championships.
• Vanessa Blank notched a PR in the 100 hurdles as she crossed the line in a time of 16.95.
• The 4x100 relay time of Conway, Griffin-Howard, Brisbane, and Blank teamed up to post a time of 50.46, good for the third best time in the CAC.
• Lizzyie Werner notched a season best throw in the javelin as she had a best heave of 24.25 meters.
The Spartans will return to action on Friday when they begin the two-day Capital Athletic Conference championships at Frostburg State University. The action kicks off Friday at 3:00 pm. Saturday's events start at 9:00 am.