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.
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.