Women’s Track & Field Post Third Place Finish at Geneva Invitational; 4x100 Relay Team Breaks Stadium & School Record - Geneva College
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Women’s Track & Field Post Third Place Finish at Geneva Invitational; 4x100 Relay Team Breaks Stadium & School Record

Rebecca Miller

Beaver Falls, Pa. – Geneva College Women’s track & field program placed third at Geneva’s Invitational on Wednesday, April 12. Nicole Bartoletta, Sarah Klein, Kailee Loose, Jessica Kelosky showcased a stadium and school record in the women’s 4x100 meter relay with a time of 48.43 seconds.

In addition to their work on the 4x100 meter squad, each member placed in other events throughout the day. Bartoletta broke another record with a first place finish in the 100 meter dash (12.42). Loose took first in the long jump with a 4.88 meter (16’) leap. Kelosky tabbed a third place finish in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:01.70 while Klein took fifth in the same event (1:02.25).

“Our 4x100 have been running good times but we have been a little disappointed,” said head coach Phil Thompson. “They had been running 48.9, 48.7 times so we changed some things on handoffs and they just ran fast. 48.4 seconds is no joke, it places them 10th in the nation. That was our main focus with that event and then Kailee went over and won long jump. Then Jess and Sara placed and Nicole won broke the school record winning the 100.

“We did well in jumps and throws as well,” continued Thompson. “Madelyn ran unbelievable in that 1500.

Madelyn Blosser posted a personal record while taking first place in the women’s 1500 meter run with a 5:03.68 minute performance. Blosser continued her work in the 800 meter run placing sixth (2:35.82).

In the long 5000 meter run, Rebecca Miller and Madelline Jameson earned top honors. Miller placed second with a time of 19:34.90 while Jameson placed third (19:43.65).  

“I thought our best performance was at Westminster last Saturday so I didn’t think we would have any top times a couple days later but all around they did great,” concluded Thompson.

The Golden Tornadoes will compete in one more meet before hosting the 2017 Presidents’ Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships. On Saturday, April 22 Geneva will travel to Penn State Behrend to compete in the Behrend Invitational starting at 11 a.m.

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Apr 12, 2017