FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - The Gallaudet University women's track and field team participated in the two-day Battleground Relays hosted by University of Mary Washington here Friday through Saturday. The Bison finished 11th out of 12 teams as they scored 12 team points on a very cold Saturday, where even some snowflakes fell during the meet.
The host Eagles from Mary Washington won the meet with 157 points followed by University of the District of Columbia (142) in second place and Southern Virginia University (117) in third.
Junior Taylor Nguyen (Ballwin, Mo.) secured half of Gallaudet's team points with her third-place finish in the 5,000-meters run as she finished just under six minutes off the first-place time. Nguyen crossed the finish line in 24 minutes, 1.49 seconds. She was 15th in the 1,500-meters (6:13.80).
Junior Sabina Shysh (Tucson, Ariz.), also a member of GU's softball team, had a rare Saturday off to compete with the Bison track and field program. She finished second in her 100-meter heat and placed 10th overall with a time of 14.29 seconds to just miss the finals.
In the throwing events freshman Carina Dominguez Can (Hillsboro, Ore.) placed 19th in the discus with a toss of 15.45 meters while fellow freshman Nia Ralston (Danville, Ky.) was 20th (15.25 meters). Dominguez Can was 20th in the shot put as her top throw checked in at 6.21 meters to edge out Ralston in 21st place (6.01 meters). Dominguez Can completed the trifecta with an 11th place finish in the hammer (12.99 meters). Freshman Sabrina Hernandez (Ashland, Va.) finished ninth in the javelin with a top throw of 21.09 meters.
- Junior Alisia Metante (Pleasanton, Calif.) was 16th in the 400-meters (1:21.90) followed by sophomore Fatuma Ali (Tucson, Ariz.) in 17th (1:23.60)
- Freshman Courtney Hocog (Fontana, Calif.) finished 18th in the 200-meters with a time of 30.41 seconds to edge out Brown in 19th (30.45)
- Freshman Lynicia Maynard (Basseterre, St Kits Nevis) placed 26th in the 200-meters (34.71)
- Maynard was 19th in the 100-meters (16.96) while junior Maydee Vande Hey (Little Chute, Wis.) was 20th (17.35)
Gallaudet will participate in the two-day Osprey Open hosted by Stockton University in Galloway, N.J., next weekend (April 13-14).