Phillips Jumps Ahead of the Competition
First-Year Erin Phillips placed in all three jumping events at the 2009 Goucher College Track and Field Classic held in Baltimore on Saturday. Phillips was second in the high jump with a jump of 4-9, fifth in triple jump (30-7), and eighth in long jump (14-6.5). The meet was her first collegiate attempt at the high jump event.
Phillips performance helped pace the Bison women to place eighth out of thirteen teams at the Classic. Sophomore Rose Ritz also placed in her first collegiate high jump attempt with a jump of 4-3.25. Senior Kari Olney continued to show prowess in the 3000m steeplechase event by placing second.
The Bison men were led by a fifth place finish for freshman Brady Painter in the 110m high hurdles. Painter's time of 16.45 was a personal best and places him in the top eight in the conference at that event. The men's 4x100m, consisting of Jacob Schlotthauer, Painter, Matt Schindel, and Greg Frey, finished seventh against a very strong competition. The men overall placed eleventh out of twelve teams participating on Saturday.
This weekend the Bison men and women will not participate, using the extra time to prepare for the CAC Championship. The meet will be hosted by the University of Mary Washington on April 18th in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Last year both teams placed sixth among their conference foes.