MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Harding women’s outdoor track and field team, ranked 16th nationally in NCAA Division II, won 12 of the 19 events Friday at the Rhodes 7-Way Meet.
The other teams in competition were Hendrix, Millsaps, Mississippi College, Rhodes, Tennessee-Martin and Trevecca Nazarene.
Harding won five individual running events. Sophomore Briana Johnson won the 100 (12.11), senior Kinga Szarzynska won the 400 (57.14), senior Celia Stramrood won the 800 (2:17.34), sophomore Nieves Megias won the 1,500 (4:49.11), and senior Anne-Noelle Clerima won the 400 hurdles (1:00.54). Clerima’s time was an NCAA provisional but was just off her season-best time of 1:00.11.
Johnson’s 100-meter time and Megias’ time in the 1,500 meters were the fastest times in those events by a Harding runner this season.
Harding won both of the relays. The team of Clerima, Jenna Akins, Krisman Eakin and Johnson won the 4×100 meters in a season-best 47.19 seconds. In the 4×400 relay, Lauren Shell, Eakin, Szarzynska and Clerima won in 3:54.10.
The Lady Bisons also won five field events. Junior Brylan Williams won the high jump (1.67m, 5-5.75), sophomore Mariah Miller won the triple jump (11.50m, 37-8.75), junior Cooper Monn won the shot put (13.17m, 43-2.50), senior Cara Mason won the hammer throw (50.58m, 165-11), and sophomore Anna Kay Clark won the javelin with an NCAA provisional mark of 43.23 meters or 141 feet, 10 inches.
Mason’s throw in the hammer was a season best by a Lady Bison.
Harding’s next action is at the Red Wolves Open, hosted by Arkansas State University on Saturday, April 23 in Jonesboro, Arkansas.