American Women Establish New Marks at P.G. Relays


Whitney McNees ran the lead-off leg for the school record setting distance medley relay team at the P.G. Relays.

WASHINGTON - This past weekend, the American women's track team competed at the Prince George's Relays in Landover, Md. The team was very successful at the meet, returning to campus with three new school records.

Two American teams ran in the distance medley relay (DMR) and they took the top two spots in the event. Whitney McNees, Liz Krashes, Megan Simpson and Samia Akbar set the school record, running 12:34.35. The team of Heidi Fishpaw, Shondrea Horton, Leah Heinecke-Krumhus and Jen Baclawski finished second in 12:51.03.

The 4x100-meter relay also set a school record. The team of Damarah Rhymer, Chanel Hunt, Marissa Schoenfeld and Shondrea Horton established the new mark at 53.14 seconds. The 4x400 team ran the second fastest mark all-time at 4:26.38. Fishpaw, Heinecke-Krumhus, Krashes and Rhymer were members of that team.

Leigh Sorkin threw ten feet farther than her own school record in the discus, setting the new standard at 104' 10". Megan McCoy threw the discus for the first time this season, throwing 86' 8".

The Eagles return to action on Saturday at the Metro Invitational at Mount St. Mary's in Emmitsburg, Md.