Groth Breaks School Record in 60m, Four Others Earn Top-10 Marks at Fast Times Invitational

12/8/2018 | Women’s Track and Field Overall Results

Junior Kelly Groth of the Kutztown University women’s track & field team set a new school record in the 60m, running a time of 7.73, 0.05 faster than the previous record, to highlight the second and final day of the Fast Times Before Finals meet at Lehigh University’s Stabler campus.

Groth won the 60m with the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-qualifying time, and led a group of five Golden Bears that earned top-10 marks in program history, and a total of seven PSAC marks. Groth also finished first in the 200m with a PSAC time of 26.07.

Taye Dairo won the high jump in her first collegiate meet, clearing a mark of 1.65m (5-5), which ranks fifth all-time at KU and is a qualifying mark. Shelby Samuels and Becca Hemingway also posted PSAC marks of 1.55m (5-1) each.

Joanne Mason placed second in the 60m hurdles finals with a PSAC and personal-best time of 9.06, ranking third all-time.

Hemingway was third in the long jump at 5.38m (17-8), a PSAC and personal-best mark that also ranks sixth all-time in program history.

Ashley Stewart ran a personal-best time of 1:20.05, which ranks ninth all-time.

Julia Wiemken ran a personal-best time of 1:21.43 and finished in the top-10 in the 500m.

Kutztown does not compete until the new year when it hosts the Golden Bear Invitational on Thursday, Jan. 10 and Friday, Jan. 11.

Kutztown Results

High Jump
1. Dairo – 1.65m (5-5) (PSAC-new) (fifth-all-time)
4. Samuels – 1.55m (5-1) (PSAC-new)
4. Hemingway – 1.55m (5-1) (PSAC-new)

Long Jump
3. Hemingway – 5.38m (17-8) (PSAC-new) (sixth all-time) (personal-best)
18. Sokan – 4.82m (15-9.75)
28. Silverman – 3.53m (11-7)

Triple Jump
10. Julsaint – 9.42m (30-11)

Shot Put
10. Morano – 10.31m (33-10)
15. Jett – 9.68m (31-9.25)

60m Finals
1. Groth – 7.73 (PSAC-new) (first all-time) (personal-best)
7. Sokan – 8.09

60m Hurdles Finals
2. Mason – 9.06 (PSAC-new) (third all-time) (personal-best)

500m
4. Stewart – 1:20.05 (ninth all-time) (personal-best)
9. Wiemken – 1:21.43 (personal-best)
15. Graham – 1:22.85
17. Iaccarino – 1:23.03
21. Stratton – 1:24.36
32. Motolese – 1:37.20

1000m
12. Montanari – 3:13.47

200m
1. Groth – 26.07 (PSAC-new)
9. Sokan – 27.13
31. Graham – 28.07
53. Junious – 30.38

4×4 Relay
5. Groth, Stewart, Iaccarino, Graham – 4:09.08

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