|Caroline Banas||Jessica Hoffmann||Meghan McGonigle||Nikki George||Emily de Onis|
*Editor's Note: Corrects the members of Scranton's 4x100 meter relay team
TOWSON, Md. – The University of Scranton women's track & field team finished sixth at the Landmark Conference Championships as the two-day meet concluded on Sunday at Goucher. The Royals totaled 66 points in the seven-team competition while improving one spot from last spring's seventh place result.
Junior Caroline Banas (Dallas, Pa./Holy Redeemer) was Scranton's top finisher on the day, finishing second in the high jump with a mark of 1.57 meters while freshman Meghan McGonigle (Mullica Hill, N.J./Gloucester Catholic) placed fourth in the event by clearing the bar at 1.47 meters.
The Royals place a pair of runners in the top-five of the 5000 meter run as freshman Jessica Hoffmann (Millington, N.J./Watchung Hills Regional) finished third with a time of 18:03.53 while sophomore Rachel Kerr (Dickson City, Pa./Scranton Prep) took fifth by crossing the stripe in 18:08.49. Both runners set new personal records in Sunday's race.
Freshman Nikki George (Denville, N.J./Morris Knolls) brought home a fourth place finish in the 800 meter run after clocking a personal record time of 2:22.14 while junior Nora Boussatta (Bloomfield, N.J./Bloomfield) also set a new personal record, clocking in at 2:25.37 to place sixth in the event.
Sophomore Emily de Onis (Blue Town, N.Y./Bayport-Blue Point) placed fourth in the 3000 meter steeplechase after clocking in with a career-best mark of 11:45.57.
Junior Chrissy Noonan (Baldwin, N.Y./Baldwin) took fifth place in the finals of the 100 meter hurdles, running a time of 16.76 seconds while fellow junior Hannah Tracy (Ramsey, N.J./Ramsey) took sixth in the shot put with a mark of 10.14 meters, good for a new personal best mark.
Scranton finished fourth in the 4x100 meter relay as Banas, Noonan, and freshmen Ariana Baldwin (Far Rockaway, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) and Lea Credido (Denville, N.J./Mountain Lakes) clocked in at 52.52 seconds.
The Royals also placed sixth in the 4x400 meter relay with Baldwin, Credido, Boussatta and George posting a time of 4:26.20.
Scranton will send a select group of competitors to the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet on Monday, May 13 as the Royals make their final attempts for spots in the NCAA Championships.