Women’s track and field hosts UAAs

Sophomore Jane Kim took sixth place with a throw of 34.88 meters (credit: Alan Vangpat/Layout Staff) Sophomore Jane Kim took sixth place with a throw of 34.88 meters (credit: Alan Vangpat/Layout Staff)

The University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships were held this past weekend at Gesling Stadium. The women’s track and field team finished fifth out of seven teams with 62 points. Emory University came out as the victor of the UAA Championships with 226.5 points.

In addition to Emory University, Carnegie Mellon competed against the University of Chicago, New York University, Case Western Reserve University, Brandeis University, and Washington University in St. Louis. Rochester University was the only UAA school that did not participate in the competition.

After the first day on Saturday, Carnegie Mellon was in fifth place after competing in six scored events. The team ended the day with a total of 12 points.

Sophomore Samantha Oleson finished fourth in the hammer throw with a toss of 37.30 meters. Sophomore Jane Kim was sixth in the same event with a career-best throw of 34.88 meters.

In the 4x800 relay, the Tartans placed sixth with the team of first-year Halley Bayer, sophomore Catherine Paquette, first-year Erin Kiekhaefer, and junior Eva Humphrey. They crossed the finish line with a time of 10:14.54.

The second day of competition began at 9 a.m. on Sunday, with the women’s triple jump as the first event of the day. Senior Ivana Moses took sixth with a distance of 10.78 meters. She also placed fifth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.70, a career best for Moses.

First-year Sasha Spalding took fourth in the 400-meter run with a time of 59.39.

In the 4x100 relay, sophomore Jacqueline Guevel, Moses, first-year Stephanie Chen, and Spalding placed fourth with a school record of 49.92. Guevel also took first in the 100-meter hurdles. This is her second consecutive year finishing first in the event at UAAs. She won this year with a time of 14.68.

Additionally, Guevel was second in the 400-meter hurdles, finishing with a season-best time of 1:01.94.