April 21, 2012

Records Tumble at Greyhound Invitational

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The York College women's track & field squad competed at the Greyhound Invitational on Saturday at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa.

Rookie sensation Jasmine Smith set and tied two individual program records on Saturday, establishing a new mark in the 100 meters and tying her own record in the long jump, while also contributing in York's record-breaking 4x100 relay. Possessing outstanding talent, Smith ran the 100 meters where she qualified for the finals with a 13.00 time. In those finals, the freshman ran to a sixth-place finish by posting a 12.80 effort, a time that shaves .02 off the previous Spartan-best set by Kenyatta Redman last season. In the long jump, an event she won, Smith catapulted to a first-place 5.45 meters (17' 10.75"), a mark which ties the Spartan record she already owns set back on April 3 of this spring.

York's 4x100 crew of Donteris Spence, Smith, Laura Rowlands, and Deborah Fidele established a new program record, besting the previous record set just last week. The squad ran a 50.72, which topped the prior mark of 50.88.

Rowlands also put together a quality individual day for the Green and White as she finished in the top-ten in three events, including two top-fives. Rowlands' highest finish came in the triple jump where she landed in third with a trio of bounds equaling 11.05 meters (36' 3"). The sophomore snagged fourth in the high jump with a 1.57-meter (5' 1.75") height and took tenth overall in the long jump with a leap of 5.07 meters (16' 7.75").

Following her quality showing in the javelin last week, Spartan thrower Brittany DeManda poster a top-ten finish at the Greyhound. DeManda registered a ninth-place 36.12-meter (118' 6") throw in the event.

Meaghan Jackson registered a 10.43-meter (34' 2.75") heave in the shot put while Katie Shinn threw the hammer 36.54 meters (119' 10").

On the track, Jessica Miller turned in an 11th place time in the 5,000 meters with a 19:53.04 while Caroline DeLany took 13th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase by posting a 12:44.70.

In the 200, Fidele crossed the line at 27.84 while Rachel Berninger and Misty Parshall competed in the 800 and 1500 meters, respectively. Berninger notched a 2:32.42 and Parshall a 5:01.23.

Next week, the Spartans are slated to have student-athletes compete at the Penn Relays as well as at the Paul Kaiser Classic at Shippensburg University.

PHOTO: Jasmine Smith competes during York's Green & White / Alumni Challenge earlier this season. Courtesy of Theresa Dark - York College (Pa.) Athletic Communications Student Photogrpaher.

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