(Baltimore, Md.) – The Dickinson women's track & field team did all it could to chase down defending champion Johns Hopkins University at the 2017 Centennial Conference Outdoor Championships on Sunday. The host Blue Jays held on, capturing the title with 202.5 points on the weekend.
The Red Devils were second with 154 while Gettysburg finished third in the team standings with 109.5 points.
Senior Aphnie Germain (Orange, N.J./Orange) and sophomore Naji Thompson (Springfield, N.J./Oak Knoll) scored big points with their best times of the season, placing first and second in the 100 meters, and second and third in the 200-meter event. They also joined Imani Beard (New York, N.Y./MLK) and Jamie George (Hightstown, N.J./The Peddie School) to claim silver in the 4x100 relay with a time of 50.32.
Thompson ran to the conference title in the 100 meters, posting a time of 12.17 with Germain crossing the line second with a mark of 12.29. In the 200 meters, Thompson earned silver with a time of 25.36 while Germain added bronze at 25.61.
The Red Devils combined for 15 points in the 5000 meters, posting great marks with first-years Sarah House (Merrimack, N.H./Merrimack) and Tessa Cassidy (Brunswick, Maine/Brunswick) placing third and fourth, respectively, with times of 17:41.12 and 17:44.02. Junior Sofia Canning (Portland, Maine/Waynflete) crossed the line right with Cassidy at 17:44.07 to capture fifth.
George added a silver medal in the 800 meters with a second place finish in a time of 2:18.56 while junior Hannah Gore (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) placed eighth with a mark of 2:23.17. Both runners clocked their top times of the season.
Gore placed fourth in the 1500 meters, coming in at 4:42.75. Senior Adriana Frayne-Reixa (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) joined Gore in the 1500, adding points with a sixth-place showing and a season-best time of 4:45.64.
Senior Amanda Jimcosky (Benton, Pa./Northwest Area) added to her point total with a fourth-place showing in the triple jump. She posted a mark of 10.70 meters (35'-1.25"). Junior Niomi Phillips (Oakmont, Pa./Riverview) claimed points, throwing the javelin 31.87 (107'-10") to place seventh and had a toss of 10.76 (35'-3.75") in the shot put to finish eighth.
The Red Devils have finished first or second 11 times in the history of the outdoor conference championships. They have claimed second in each of the past four seasons and five in the last six years. They will next compete at the Swarthmore Final Qualifier on Monday, May 15th at 5:00 pm.