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Starting Off Strong

Starting Off Strong

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Belmont University women's track and field team had a strong showing at its first outdoor meet of the season at the Yellow Jacket Invitational on Friday.

The Bruins, amongst impressive competition, notched three top ten finishes and four personal records in Atlanta, Ga.

The Belmont throws squad had a successful outing at Georgia Tech.

Senior Josie Hardin (Acworth, Ga.) started her outdoor season strong with a sixth place finish in the hammer throw with a distance of 50.64 meters. Teammate sophomore Alyssa Andersen (Oswego, Ill.) finished right behind in the seventh place spot with a throw of 48.84 meters.

Andersen continued an impressive day also competing in the shot put and the javelin. She recorded personal bests in both events. In the shot put, Andersen recorded a throw of 12.29 meters, and in the javelin notched a throw of 34.06 meters. 

Two more personal records were set in the 800 meter run.

Freshman Katrina Quigley (Nashville, Tenn.) ran the 800 meter race in a personal best time of 2:27.47 and freshman Lark Morrison (Nashville, Tenn.) recorded a personal best with a time of 2:27.91. 

"I was happy with the way we came into our first meet and saw improvement on what we did this indoor season.  Alyssa is really coming around in all three of her events, and Josie is right where she left off last year in the hammer.  Our distance crew is set up to run very well in the next few months, and I'm really excited to see what kind of races we can put together," said Assistant Coach Ashley Casavant.

The Bruins will be back on the track March 24-25 at the Ole Miss Invitational.

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Belmont Only Results

Hammer Throw

6. Josie Hardin 50.64m

7. Alyssa Andersen 48.84m

12. Morgan Tweddle 36.50m

Shot Put

8. Alyssa Andersen 12.29m

Javelin

11. Alyssa Andersen 34.06m

12. Karly Hibbard 31.71m

13. Morgan Tweddle 30.85m

1500 Meter Run

25. Kiera Weems 4:44.02

30. Mallory Young 4:47.87

40. Maria Brauer 4:54.12

45. Gabrielle Yatauro 4:59.80

400 Meter Dash

13. LaCarol Baynes 58.24

18. Annelise Doerr 1:01.32

800 Meter Run

11. Kiera Weems 2:21.83

20. Katrina Quigley 2:27.47

22. Lexi Grieves 2:27.77

23. Lark Morrison 2:27.91