Several Fords register season-best marks at Seamus McElligott Invite
HAVERFORD, Pa. - The Haverford College women's indoor track team received an array of strong performances on Saturday afternoon as they hosted the Seamus McElligott Invitational at The Gary Lutnick Tennis & Track Center in Alumni Field House.
Competing in the 800 meter run for the first time this season, Katie Balmer finished second with a time of 2 minutes, 18.70 seconds. The sophomore's time currently sits third on the Centennial Conference's event performance list. Erin Seglem took fifth and Katherine Greifeld also ran well with a career-best effort (2:25.70) that was good for ninth.
Hannah Davis placed third in the 400 as the Fords registered five third-place finishes on the day. Davis' season-best time of 1:01.65 ranks third in the conference this season.
Haverford went 3-4 in the mile as Cara Keifer finished in a career-best time of 5:15.66 and Nora Weathers closely followed with a collegiate best of 5:15.76. Those times both crack the Centennial top 10 in sixth and seventh, respectively.
Fiona Hendry and Kelley Riffenburgh duplicated the 3-4 finish in the 5,000 meters. Hendry's first collegiate attempt at the 5,000 resulted in a third-place finish of 17:42.29 while Riffenburgh took fourth with a career-best time of 18:16.28. Hendry's time ranks second on the conference performance list while Riffenburgh's effort sits in fourth.
The Fords' 4x400 relay team also had a solid day as it took second in 4:09.89.
Continuing to prepare for the Centennial championships at the end of the month, the Fords return to action next weekend as they split up to take part in the Lafayette/Rider Meet at the Armory in New York City and the "Quick" Invite hosted by Tufts University. Both meets take place on Friday.