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February 21, 2015

Wolverines compete at WVU Gold-Blue Open

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- The Grove City College women's track and field team earned three individual victories and a relay win as the Wolverines competed in the West Virginia University Gold-Blue Open inside WVU's Shell Building on a snowy Saturday afternoon.

Junior Emily Rabenold (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) won the 3000 to lead the Wolverines with a victorious time of 10:38.44, defeating NCAA Division I West Virginia's Allie Diehl by 17 seconds. She also finished fourth in the mile and tops among NCAA Division III runners in 5:37.76.

Freshman Kate Toomey (Greensburg, Pa./Hempfield) earned her second win of the year in the shot put to lead the Grove City field athletes, recording a winning best throw of 11.41 meters.

Junior Adrienne Scrima (Westtown, N.Y./Minisink Valley) also added a win for Grove City by taking the 500 in 1:24.29 and also finished third in the 200 with a time of 29.84.

Sophomore Kara Heckman (Lock Haven, Pa./Central Mountain), junior Eliza Lowe (Grove City, Pa./Grove City), Scrima and sophomore Lauren Pearce (Hudsonville, Mich./Hudsonville) teamed for a first-place finish in the 4x400 relay in 4:34.46.

Lowe added an individual second-place finish in the 400 (1:03.81) and also took third in the 60-meter hurdles (9.69). Pearce also finished second in the 200 (28.82) while sophomore Katie Hess (Medina, Ohio/Cuyahoga Valley Christian) finished third in both the triple jump (9.97m) and the long jump (4.65m).

Grove City returns to action on Thursday afternoon when they compete in the inaugural Presidents' Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships at Youngstown State University's Watson and Tressel Training Site (WATTS). Competition is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.


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