Women's 4x100 relay sets UAA record
The UAA women’s team, ranked No. 6 in the Week 1 of the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association national poll, used the foursome of Sasha Halfyard, Rosie Smith, Grace Morgan and Haleigh Lloyd to set a Seawolf record in the 4x100-meter relay. The Seawolves crossed at 47.50, besting the previous record of 47.67, set last May.
Coming out of Oregon with PNQ times were juniors Susan Bick and Susan Tanui and senior Katie Krehlik. Bick improved her 800 meter time with a season-best finish of 2:12.34, good enough for first place, while Krehlik improved her 3,000-meter steeplechase to a PNQ and career-best time of 11:06.21.
Tanui, who has already booked a ticket to the NCAAs in the steeplechase, furnished a PNQ of 4:32.73 in the 1500 meters. The National meet will be contested in Pueblo, Colo., for the second straight year on May 23-25.
Combined, the Seawolves registered five first-place finishes. In addition to Bick, Lloyd (400-meter hurdles), Karolin Anders (long jump) and both of UAA’s 4x400-meter relay teams came away with victories. Meanwhile, three runner-up results were accomplished as well as 16 individual season bests.
The Seawolves have the next weekend off before competing at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays on April 18-19, the Azusa Pacific Invite on April 19 and the Long Beach State Invite on April 20.