Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Strong Start

Strong Start

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Belmont women's track and field team continued its outdoor campaign at the Joe Walker Invitational at Ole Miss amongst steep competition on Friday.

Belmont was led by a second place finish by sophomore Mallory Young (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) in the 5000 meter run.  She crossed the finish line with a time of 17:43.55, a personal best. Teammate, freshman Maria Brauer (Oakford, Ill.) also boasted a seventh place finish in the event clocking in at 18:08.91.

Alyssa Andersen (Oswego, Ill.) continued her impressive sophomore campaign on Friday, making it to the finals in the hammer throw with a mark of 47.75 meters. Junior Morgan Tweddle (Centerville, Va.) also competed in the event and notched a personal record with a throw of 37.42 meters.

Junior Karly Hibbard (Edmonds, Wash.) notched another top 10 performance as she finished in the 10th place spot with a mark of 31.27 meters in the javelin.

The Bruins will be back on the track tomorrow in University, Miss. Action begins at 9 a.m. with the remaining decathlon events.

"Mallory ran really well today.  Throughout the whole race, I could tell she was here to run fast and take care of business.  That's huge for her as a sophomore this early in the season.  Alyssa had a good series in the hammer and is getting more confident with the movement.  It won't be too long before she starts turning some heads.  Karly is coming back strong and is making 100' throws in the javelin look very easy.  I'm really excited to see our women's team come together for a really good outdoor season," said Assistant Coach Joe Frye.

Friday Results

Belmont-Only Results

Women's Hammer Throw

5. Alyssa Andersen 47.75m

16. Morgan Tweddle 37.42m

Women's Javelin

10. Karly Hibbard 31.27m

13. Morgan Tweddle 28.10m

14. Alyssa Andersen 27.68m

Women's 200 Meters

39. LaCarol Baynes 25.83

Women's 1500 Meters

37. Lauren Denemark 4:53.75

42. Gabrielle Yatauro 4:56.90

Women's 5000 Meters

2. Mallory Young 17:43.55

7. Maria Brauer 18:08.91

17. Molly Foster 19:41.86