Weir, Hunter Break School Records At Delaware
NEWARK, Del. - Shannon Weir and Megan Hunter set new school records in the 1000m and 800m, respectively, to lead the Franklin & Marshall women's indoor track & field team to a fourth-place finish out of 10 teams at the Thomson Invitational at the University of Delaware on Saturday.
Weir ran 3:10.68 for second place in the 1000m and breaking the old school record of 3:11.07 set by Tara Cooney in 2004. Hunter also erased a record held by Cooney, but in the 800m with a new time of 2:24.62 to replace the old mark of 2:26.06.
The Diplomat women tallied 58 points on the afternoon, while the men picked up 20 for eighth place out of 10 squads. Ryan Bell earned six points for F&M with third place in the 1000m (2:41.50) and Charlie Bowen was three spots behind for sixth overall with a time of 2:45.53, good for three more team points.
Once again, Alyssa Catalano dominated the field events with first place in the shot put (38-04.00) and second in the weight throw (43-11.75). Erin Gleason made a toss of 36-00.00 for fourth in the shot put.
F&M collected its last points in the 4x400m relay, thanks to a fifth-place finish by Weir, Hansen, Hunter and DiBenedetto (4:30.89).
For the men, Mike Arnold finished in the top 10 in the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.35 for sixth overall.
In the 500m, Jared Pickell and Jake Gomolinski went seventh and eighth, respectively, clocking in less than a second from each other. Pickell crossed the line in 1:12.90 and Gomolinski finished in 1:13.28.
The Diplomats return to action on Friday at Susquehanna. Meet time is 4 p.m.