HC women’s indoor track posts strong showing at Iannicelli Invitational
By biconews On 15 Feb, 2000 At 05:00 AM | Categorized As Archives | With 0 Comments

By Meg Norling
Guest Writer

As most Haverford students are aware, the entire campus lost power early in the morning on Saturday, Feb. 5th. A moment in the darkness did little more than erase answering machines and freeze computers, except for also affecting alarm clocks. Fortunately for the women’s track and field team, the alertness of their captains helped them avoid this mini-crisis by calling athletes who hadn’t woken up, so that everyone could arrive on time at Franklin & Marshall for the Iannicelli Invitational Indoor Track Meet.

That day captains and Seniors Heidi Creel, Jane Weinman and Deirdre Disney-Hoey all had phenomenal performances. Creel upped her Haverford and Centennial Conference indoor record in the pole vault by winning that event Saturday with an even 9-foot performance. Weinman (34 feel-4 inches) and Disney-Hoey (16-3.25) took fourth and fifth, respectively, to score in the shot put and long jump. Disney-Hoey (9.47) was also fourth in the 55-meter hurdles.

The captains weren’t the only athletes to have an outstanding day.

Fords’ first-year runner Elizabeth Markham (26.80) won the 200 meters, while classmate Kristen Wilson (2:30.40) was sixth in the 800. The rest of the Fords put a great effort into their events, in addition to showing remarkable team unity at the nine-hour-long meet.

This theme has been the dominant one throughout the season. The “power outage” caused by the graduation of accomplished seniors last spring has done little to affect the team in terms of performance. Many have risen to take their places on the track and in the field, forming a strong squad with a good chance to lake home the indoor Centennial Championship title. With the conference championships less than three weeks away, the women’s team has set their sights high, and they don’t plan on oversleeping.

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