A new PR from Hailey Gill in the weight throw was the highlight of the day for the Cougars.
MOORHEAD, Minn.– The University of Minnesota Morris women’s track & field team got back to business after a long layoff on Saturday at the Cobber Open, hosted by Concordia University. A small contingent of Cougars finished in fifth place at the event with 13 points.
On the track, Briahna Hensel made a big impact with a runner-up finish in the 800 Meters, finishing in a time of 2:36.05. Hensel also added a seventh-place finish in the mile, crossing the line in 5:46.15.
In the sprint events, Jenna Benson edged out teammate Lydia Gross in the 60 Meter Dash, finishing sixth in 8.69 seconds while Gross was seventh in 8.71 seconds. Grace Hambike posted a pair of fourth-place finishes, running a 28.99 in the 200 Meter Dash and a 1:05.89 in the 400 Meters.
In jumping events, Jasmine Terry cleared a height of 4-8.25 (1.43 meters) to take fourth in the high jump. Benson added a ninth-place finish in the long jump with a distance of 14-0.25 (4.27 meters).
Hailey Gill highlighted the achievements of the throwers by upping her PR in the weight throw by over four feet with a distance of 50-8.75 (15.46 meters) to finish second. The distance was the third-best throw in program history in the event. Gill was also fourth in the shot put with a best effort of 38-10.25 (11.84 meters).
Minnesota Morris returns to action on Jan. 29, competing in the Saint John’s University Alumni Meet in Collegeville.