Golden Eagle women’s track and field has strong showing in weekend meet

The Clarion University women’s track and field team traveled to Youngstown State University on Jan. 24 to compete in an indoor meet.

The Golden Eagles saw strong performances from many of the athletes including sophomore Jessica Hamrick, who tied her own school record in the pole vault competition with a 10-foot, 6-inch vault.

Hamrick finished 13th overall in the event.

Clarion’s highest finisher was junior Kristen Belko who finished ninth in the long jump.

Belko recorded a leap of 16-feet, 5-inches.

Belko also competed in the high jump, where she finished 12th, and the 60-meter hurdles, where she finished 14th.

Finishing one better than Belko in the 60-meter hurdles was sophomore Tatiana Cloud, who also placed 14th in the 400-meter.track online

Cloud was pleased with her performance as an individual, as well as her team’s performance.

“I feel that we did well, but we definitely have the talent to achieve greater performances,” Cloud said.

Other athletes that finished in the top 20 of their respective competitions include senior Susan Timko and sophomores Danielle Vensel, Courtney Corban, Jessica Shomo, and Taylor Donia.

Also placing in the top 20 was freshman Allison Adams.

Another top performance for the Golden Eagles came from the 4×400-meter relay team composed of Corbin, Cloud, junior Danielle Konopski and senior Anna Pfingstler.

The relay team finished in 10th place with a time of 4:18.09.

The Golden Eagle women’s track and field team will next participate in the Division II Challenge on Jan. 31.

Cloud looks at the event as another opportunity for her and the team to improve on their past recordings.

“I hope to achieve humbling improvements for myself and most importantly for our team as a whole,” Cloud said.

The competition will be held in Geneva, Ohio.

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