WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – A relay made up of Sarah Chandler, Allison Sharkey, Jenna Farmer and Christine Bendzinski broke the school record in the distance medley relay Saturday on the final day of the Colonial Relays at William & Mary.
Bucknell won the team title for the first time in program history, scoring 65 points.
The group completed the race in 11:38.54, shaving three seconds off the previous record set in 2006. The trio of Chandler, Sharkey and Bendzinski also set the school record in the indoor DMR at the Meyo Invitational.
In the 4x1-meter relay, a team comprised of Carli Lucke, Carly Reiner, Sharkey and Kaitlin Salisbury scored in the race, taking eighth with an ECAC-qualifying time of 47.91, now ninth-fastest in school history.
Reiner set a top-10 program mark in the triple jump. She finished fifth with a leap of 38-11 ½, now the fifth-best mark in program history.
“After being close the past few years, it was nice to win the Colonial Relays for the first time,” said head coach Kevin Donner. “With so many schools, it does not take a lot of points to win and we took advantage. It was a long weekend of good and bad weather, delaying events, plus the traveling as well as proctoring exams. Our kids are tired but handled the adversity pretty well.”
The Bison return to action Apr. 7-8 for two meets. A group will compete at the Sun Devil Invitational, while another will compete at the George Mason Spring Invite.