Rose, Hiltpold, Harding, and 4×4 claim gold at Princeton Invitational. – Saint Joseph’s University – Saint Joseph’s University – Official Athletic Site

By: Gabriella Bamford, Athletic Communications Intern

PRINCETON N.J. – The Saint Joseph’s women’s track and field team closed out the regular season of competition at the Princeton Indoor Invitational hosted at Princeton’s Jadwin Gymnasium. Of note Jadwin Gymnasium houses a flat track and for most events there is a conversion to a banked track time. 

 

TRACK EVENTS:

  • Sophomore Sydney Rose was out with a bang for the Hawks winning the 60-meter dash prelims in a time of 7.81. Junior Jacki Harding also qualified for the final as well. Rose came back to win the event running a 7.78 in the final. This time marks a collegiate best for Rose, and will move her up to 11th in the A-10 rankings. This marks the second time Rose has individually won this event this season. Harding placed third in the final, running a time of 8.06.
  • In the mile run, sophomore Becca Millar placed fifth overall clocking over a four second PR in the event to run 5:38.52. Senior Emily Dunn placed seventh in a season best time of 5:45.52.
  • The 400 meters saw two Hawks dip under the one-minute mark. Junior Stephanie Hiltpold claimed gold recording a time of 58.57. With the conversion, this time is just shy of the ECAC qualifying standard for this event. Freshman Alexis Doherty was close behind, placing third in a time of 59.53.
  • The Hawks swept the top two spots in the 200 meters with junior Jacki Harding claiming gold in a time of 26.06. Senior Ginika Nkwonta took silver in a time of 26.57.
  • The 4×400 meter relay of freshman Tess Collins, Doherty, freshman Alexis Westaweski, and sophomore Maris Rodriguez claimed the third gold of the day for the Crimson & Gray running a time of 3:58.72.

UP NEXT:

Next weekend the Hawks will head down to Fairfax, Va. to compete in the Atlantic 10 Indoor Track and Field Championships hosted at the George Mason Field House. The meet will run from Feb. 26-27.