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Jackets Earn Second School Record of the Weekend

Torrin Lawrence Final Results | Penn Relays Final Results 

ATHENS, Ga./ PHILADELPHIA, PA. — On the final day of competition in both the Torrin Lawrence Invite and the Penn Relays the Jackets once again broke a school record and performed at a high level.

The school record came in the men’s 4 x 100 relay thanks to the effort from Tyson Spears, Maurice Simpson, Ryan Thomas, and Daniel Pietsch. The relay team broke a 32-year old record turning in a first-place finish with a time of 40.17 at the Spec Towns Track on the final day of the Torrin Lawrence Invite.

“Once again we had some excellent performances on day two of the Torrin Lawrence Invite. We got off to a good start with both the women and men winning the 4 x 100m relay and the men breaking the 32-year-old record in the event. The women also ran a season-best time,” added men’s track and field head coach Grover Hinsdale.

Jeanine Williams and Taylor Grimes looked very good in their 100m hurdles race.  Maurice Simpson ran a very competitive race in the 100m, and, Bria Matthews put up a very solid performance in the triple jump.”

Williams turned in a third-place finish in the women’s 100-meter hurdles, finishing with a time of 12.99, while Grimes ran a career-best time of 13.86 to earn a fifth-place finish.

At the Penn Relays, the Jackets competed in the men’s and women’s 4 x 800 relay, with the winds hitting up to 24mph.

In the men’s 4 x 800 relay, Bennett Hillier, Tyler Whorton, Avery Bartlett, Jag Gangemi ran turned in a fifth-place finish with a time of 7:32.35.

“It was incredibly windy today so the efforts aren’t reflected by the times, but both relays competed very well,” noted women’s track and field head coach Alan Drosky. “The men secured another top-five finish and the women got into the top ten, and that was the goal. We had hoped to make a run at school records, but the conditions just weren’t conducive for it.”

The Jackets will not be in competition next weekend before they head to ACCs from May 9 -11 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Torrin Lawrence Results:

Women’s 100 Meters:

Jeanine Williams: 11.80, 3rd

Men’s 100 Meters:

Maurice Simpson: 10.46, 2nd, PR

Tyson Spears: 10.74, 4th

Women’s 400 Meters:

Denise Woode: 56.42, 3rd

Men’s 400 Meters:

Daniel Pietsch: 47.07, 2nd

Ben Jean: 47.16, 3rd

Anthony Brooks: 47.33, 5th

Lionel Jones:  48.18, 6th

Dwayne Watkins: 50.43, 7th

Women’s 1500 Meters:

Mary Kathryn Knott: 4:42.67, 8th, PR

Mary Prouty: 4:45.84, 12th

Samantha Folio: 4:50.59, 16th, PR

Alexandra Melehan: 4:50.78, 17th, PR

Abby Kettle: 4:52.11, 18th, PR

Isabella Bowland: 4:54.43, 19th

Hannah Petit: 4:54.68, 20th, PR

Nasmi Motaghedi: 5:00.56, 24th, PR

Men’s 1500 Meters:

Joshua Williams: 3:53.90, 4th, PR

Frank Pittman: 3:54.54, 5th

David Reteneller: 3:58.23, 8th, PR

Knox Pittman: 3:59.12, 11th, PR

Eamon McCoy: 4:01.66, 13th

William O’ Rielly: 4:01.73, 14th, PR

Women’s 100m Hurdles:

Jeanine Williams: 12.99, 3rd

Taylor Grimes: 13.86, 5th, PR

Men’s 110m Hurdles:

Nasir Christian: 15.43, 4th

Women’s 4 x 100 Relay:

Bri Hayden, Jeanine Williams, Ebony Forbes, Attallah Smith: 46.83, 1st

Men’s 4 x 100 Relay:

Tyson Spears, Maurice Simpson, Ryan Thomas, Daniel Pietsch: 40.17, 1st, SR

Women’s Pole Vault:

Olivia Moore: 3.72m, 2nd

Women’s Triple Jump:

Bria Matthews: 12.78m, 3rd

Dasia Smith: 11.50m, 8th

Men’s Triple Jump:

Ryan Thomas: 14.80m, 2nd

Penn Relays Results:

Women’s 4 x 800 Relay:

Annie Gallagher, Jordynn Tyndall, Amy Ruiz, Haley Unthank: 9:03.61, 10th

Men’s 4 x 800 Relay: 

Bennett Hillier, Tyler Whorton, Avery Bartlett, Jag Gangemi: 7:32.35, 5th

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