The University of Minnesota Morris women’s track & field team got its 2021-22 season underway on Saturday at the Chuck Petersen Open, hosted by Minnesota State University-Mankato. The Cougars tied for 11th place on the day, with both of their points scored by Hailey Gill in throwing events.
Gill had one of her two eighth-place finishes in the weight throw. In that event, her best throw on the day of 46-4.00 (14.12 meters) ranked as the eighth-best throw in Cougar program history. The other point Gill put on the board for Minnesota Morris was in the shot put, putting down a mark of 37-4.50 (11.39 meters).
A couple other noteworthy performances on Saturday came from returners with big expectations this season. Jasmine Terry came close to a PR in the high jump, finishing in 10th place by clearing a height of 4-10.25 (1.48 meters). Jenna Benson was busy in a pair of events, finishing 14th in the long jump at 14-9.75 (4.51 meters) and ending in 19th place in the 60 Meter Dash (8.52 seconds).
Getting back to action in January, Minnesota Morris will resume its season on January 22 with a trip to Concordia-Moorhead to take part in the Cobber Open.