April 24, 2009
PHILADELPHIA - The Saint Joseph's track & field teams began the three-day Penn Relays Carnival with three relays and a top-10 individual finish on Thursday. Natalie Miller topped the list of Hawks with her top 10 finish in the high jump.
Miller crossed over the bar successfully at 5-4 ½ to earn her ninth place in the Eastern flight of the high jump. Unfortunately, Miller couldn't navigate her way over the 5-5 ¾ mark, which would've put her in position to earn a top-five spot.
The women's relays had a disappointing showing, falling below their previous season-bests at the highly competitive meet at Franklin Field. The 4x100m Relay of Emily Coldren, Caitlin McGrath, Kierstin Quinn and Nicole McMullen earned 52nd place with a time of 49.20.
The 4x400m Relay squad ran 3:59.00 in the College Heats, which earned 62nd place. The crew that passed the baton consisted of Kristin Andrews, McGrath, Quinn and McMullen. The time was nearly eight seconds off of the team-best 3:51.49 set last week at Princeton.
On the men's side, Kyle Murray took part in the 3,000m Steeplechase Championship of America, finishing 18th. His time of 9:16.60 was nearly a three-second improvement on his season-best time set in March, but just off of the 9:15.00 needed to qualify for IC4As.
The Hawks will continue to participate in this weekend's events at Franklin Field on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Competition ends on Saturday evening. All the live results and schedules of Saint Joseph's track & field can be found here.
4x100-Meter Relay Heats
Distance Medley Relay - College
4x400-Meter Relay - College Heats
High Jump - Eastern Flight
9. Natalie Miller 5-4 ½ (1.64m)
3,000-Meter Steeplechase Championship
18. Kyle Murray 9:16.60