SELINSGROVE, Pa. --- The Moravian College women's track & field squad won its second straight and 11th overall Landmark Conference Indoor Championship in 12 years at the 2019 meet hosted by Susquehanna University Saturday.
The Greyhounds earned a 37-point win over runner-up Elizabethtown College with the Hounds climbing to the top of the podium seven times with five individual event winners and two relay champions.
"The meet went more or less as we expected," stated Director of Cross Country and Track & Field Jesse Baumann. "We knew it would be tight between us and Elizabethtown. Fortunately, most of our athletes got the points that they were expected to and rose to the occasion today. Anna Osman was a true workhorse running eight different races today. We had some other outstanding performance like Emily Renner set a PR in the 400, Carly Danoski had an awesome double. We just had great performances all across the team. We're happy despite some setbacks we had earlier in the season to be able to pull this off again."
Leading the squad was senior Anna Osman, who won the 60-meter hurdles in personal best time of 9.69 seconds and the 400-meter dash in 1:01.28 while also running on the Greyhounds' winning 4x200-meter and 4x400-meter relay championships. Osman was also third in the 200-meter dash in 27.92 seconds and fifth in the 60-meter dash in 8.62 seconds after the second fastest qualifying time of 8.21 seconds.
Junior Carly Danoski also won two individual titles by capturing the 800-meter run in 2:21.49 and the mile run with a PR time of 5:16.08 while joining Osman on the winning 4x400-meter relay squad. Danoski and Osman were joined by sophomores Camaryn Wheeler and Morgan Weaver in the 4x400 with a winning time of 4:14.49 while Osman, Weaver and Wheeler teamed with senior Jordan Luciano to capture the 4x200 relay in 1:49.78.
Sophomore Natalie Novotni won the 3,000-meter run in a meet record time of 10:30.74, and she was the runner-up in the 5,000-meter run with a PR time of 18:18.23. Luciano was the runner-up in the 200-meter dash in a PR of 27.74 seconds and the long jump with a leap of 5.22 meters (17-1.5), and she also took fourth in the 60-meter dash finals in 8.44 seconds. Weaver finished second in the 400-meter dash in PR of 1:02.61, fifth in the 200-meter dash in 28.13 seconds and sixth in the 60-meter dash in 8.77 seconds after a PR qualifying time of 8.27 seconds while Wheeler took fourth in the 200-meter dash in 27.97 seconds and seventh in the 60-meter dash preliminaries in 8.46 seconds.
Sophomore Emily Renner finished fourth in the 400-meter dash in a PR of 1:02.93, and she placed sixth in the 200-meter dash in another PR of 28.20 seconds while freshman Ally Lambert was ninth in the 400-meter dash in a PR time of 1:05.37. Sophomore Cat Cole placed fifth in the 60-meter hurdles in 10.23 seconds while sophomore Jenevieve Eberly was sixth in 10.42 seconds and Lambert was seventh in the preliminaries in a PR of 10.48 seconds.
Freshman Natalie Stabilito was the runner-up in the 800-meter run in 2:24.61 while freshman Santina Burak took eighth in 2:29.86. Stabilito was also fifth in the mile run with a time of 5:24.90 while sophomore Molly Talarico finished eighth in the mile in 5:39.89. Freshman Emma Marion was sixth in the 5,000-meter run in 10:05.07, and she was tenth in the 3,000-meter run in a time of 11:05.80 while sophomore Grace Gilbert finished seventh in the 5K in a PR of 19:08.21. The Hounds' distance medley relay team of juniors Katie Mayer, Shayne McNally and Ashley Rohrer and freshman Rachel McCoach took fifth in 13:34.38.
Eberly was fifth in the long jump with a leap of 4.90 meters (16-1) and sixth in the triple jump at 9.93 meters (32-7) while sophomore Olivia Teel tied for fifth in the high jump at 1.37 meters (4-6). Sophomore Alison Nicolosi took eighth in the triple jump with a PR distance of 9.71 meters (31-10.25) while sophomore Tyleen Lopez was ninth in the long jump at 4.69 meters (15-4.75).
Moravian is slated to return to action in the first All Atlantic Region Track & Field Championships at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York on March 1-2 in the final chance to qualify for the 2019 NCAA Division III National Championships to be held in Boston, Massachusetts on March 8-9.