Kiley Fischer, Sports Editor
This past weekend the Seton Hill University (SHU) track and field squads traveled to Emmitsburg, Maryland and competed at the 2012 Eric Kloiber Invitational.
The men and women combined for 19 total top-three finishes including eight first-place finishes, six second-place finishes and five third-place finishes on the afternoon.
On the women’s side seven top honors were achieved. Junior Calsie Boyd won the triple jump and finished runner up in the high jump. Jeannie Bujdos, a freshman, won the 5000m race and ran a new SHU record time of 17:47.63. Freshman Megan Cala was the 800m meet champion, while junior Chelsea Cavanaugh finished first in the 400m. Stephanie Pryor, sophomore, won the 1500m in a new SHU school record time of 4:46.99 and finished second in the 800m.
Both women’s relay teams also took the top spot on the day. The winning 4x100m relay team was made up of Cavanaugh, Nina Gladysiewski, Ashton Walton and Melissa Segraves, all juniors. The top 4x400m relay team included Gladysiewski, Cala, Cavanaugh and junior Chelsae Ruggri.
Gladysiewski finished second overall in the 100m, freshman Victoria Miller finished this in the shot put, Shannon Powell, a freshman, took third place honors in the high jump and sophomore Kelly Vann rounded out the women’s top finishers with a third-place finish in the pole vault.
The men’s Aron Kurzinski, a senior, and Tyler McIntosh, a sophomore, took the two top spots on the day in the long jump and high jump respectively. Freshman Josh Davis ran a season and career best in the 800m to finish second overall. Matt Perdue, freshman, also threw a season best in the javelin, which was good for second on the day. Scott Black finished third in the 5000m race, and Anthony Phillips, both freshman, finished the 400 hurdles in third-place on the afternoon.
The Griffins will travel to Duke University this weekend as they compete in the annual Duke Invitational with the competition beginning on Friday morning.