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Greyhound Women Capture 11th Consecutive Landmark Conference Outdoor Championship

The Moravian women's track & field team captures its 11th straight Landmark Conference Outdoor Championship.
The Moravian women's track & field team captures its 11th straight Landmark Conference Outdoor Championship.

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- The Moravian College women's track & field team extended its streak of winning the Landmark Conference Outdoor Championships to 11 by winning the 2018 meet hosted by Elizabethtown College Sunday.

The Hounds posted a 105-point win over the host Blue Jays as the Greyhounds recorded 278 points to Elizabethtown's 173. Head Coach Jesse Baumann and his staff were selected as the Landmark Conference Female Coaching Staff of the Year.

"We felt if we performed as we had coming into the meet we'd be able to have a successful weekend and that turned out to be the case," Baumann said."We really didn't have a weak spot on our team in terms of depth, and then we had some incredible top end performances such as from Trista Cunningham, Anna Osman, Aimee Badman, Sarah Hughes, Carly Danoski, Beth Ann Davies, Casie Cronk, Amari Schooler and I could keep on going, there are really too many to adequately represent all who are responsible for the team victory. Suffice it to say the women had an incredible weekend, and we hope to keep this all going the next few weeks and get a few more athletes to NCAAs in Wisconsin."

The Greyhounds had nine individual event winners and one relay champion on the second day of competition. The Hounds had a pair of student-athletes win three events Sunday with freshman Aimee Badman capturing the 100-meter dash in 12.83 seconds and the 200-meter dash in 26.41 seconds and junior Anna Osman winning the 400-meter dash in 59.31 seconds and the 400-meter hurdles for the third straight year in a time of 1:06.15. Osman was named the Landmark Conference Women's Track Performer of the Year. The duo joined with junior Jordan Luciano and freshman Camaryn Wheeler to win the 4x100-meter relay in 49.61 seconds.

Junior Amari Schooler won the 100-meter hurdles in 15.45 seconds. Senior Sarah Hughes won the 5,000-meter run in a meet record time of 17:53.58 while sophomore Carly Danoski won the 800-meter run in 2:14.62. In the field events, senior Mary Kate Duncan captured the javelin with a toss of 41.65 meters (136-8) while freshman Martha Thorpe had the winning distance of 10.21 meters (33-6) in the triple jump.

Osman, Danoski, Wheeler and freshman Morgan Weaver were the runners-up in the 4x400-meter relay in a time of 4:08.02, and Osman was also the runner-up in the 100-meter hurdles in 15.71 seconds. Danoski finished second in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:42.89 while senior Trista Cunningham, who won two titles on Saturday and was honored as the Landmark Conference Female Field Performer of the Year after the meet, was second in the hammer throw with a toss of 43.78 meters (143-8) and senior Casie Cronk was the runner-up in the high jump at 1.57 meters (5-1.75).

In other top eight track results to earn points for the Greyhounds Sunday, freshman Tatiana Lopez was third in the 100-meter hurdle final in 15.77 seconds while freshman Jenevieve Eberly was seventh in 17.05 seconds and freshman Cat Cole was eighth in 17.25 seconds. Lopez also placed fourth in the 100-meter dash final in 13.33 seconds and was followed by Luciano in sixth in 13.53 seconds, Schooler in seventh place in 13.56 seconds and Osman in eighth at 13.91 seconds. Wheeler placed fifth in the 200-meter dash in a time of 27.33 seconds while Thorpe was seventh in 27.42 seconds.

Wheeler finished fourth in the 400-meter dash in a time of 1:01.25 while Weaver placed eighth in 1:03.60. Eberly took sixth in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:11.67 while sophomore Shayne McNally was eighth in 1:13.99. Sophomore Ashley Rohrer finished fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 12:21.38.

In other top eight field results on Sunday, senior Maggie Heft finished third in the hammer throw with a toss of 41.56 meters (136-4) while freshman Emma Blades took fourth in the javelin at 33.00 meters (108-3) and was followed by sophomore Hailee Yoder in fifth at 32.57 meters (106-10). Senior Carly Thorpe placed fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 10.14 meters (33-3.25) while freshman Janessa Ternosky was sixth at 9.99 meters (32-9.5). Ternosky also placed fifth in the high jump with a mark of 1.37 meters (4-6).

Moravian is slated to return to action on Monday, May 14 at the Swarthmore College Last Chance Meet as the teams look to qualify for the 2018 NCAA Division III National Championships later this month in Wisconsin.