The Oglethorpe women's track and field team finished seventh at the Tiger Indoor Invitational in Sewanee, Tennessee, Saturday, recording 24 points to finish ahead of a pair of SAA rivals in Millsaps and Sewanee. The Petrels earned a couple of podium finishes on the day, as well, as sophomore Kayla Trice earned second in the 55 meters and the 4-by-400 team did the same.
Trice finished her 55-meter dash in 7.31 seconds, earning her silver medal finish in the event. The Petrels also got points from junior May Mizell, who took fifth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:49.4. Fellow junior Nicolette Andrey took sixth in the 200 meters with a time of 27.60 seconds, while freshman Courtney Stuart placed sixth in the pole vault, clearing the bar at 8 feet, 0.5 inches.
On the relay side, the 4-by-400 squad of freshmen Meghan Myler and Stuart, Mizell, and senior Becki White finished in 4:53.00 to finish in second place. The distance medley relay team of freshman Julie Ericson, Myler, Andrey, and sophomore Hava Stenn finished in 13:56.5, good enough to put them in fourth place.
"I thought we had a good low key meet today on the women's side," said Oglethorpe head coach Kirk Shellhouse. "A lot of women ran in events that weren't their signature events or didn't compete at the meet. For those who competed, I was pleased and thought we saw some great things happen. A few of the athletes really pushed themselves to their limits and sacrificed themselves for the team."
The Petrels will be back in action on Feb. 12 when they travel to Birmingham, Alabama, for the Southern Indoor Challenge, a Division III meet which will feature teams from the SAA, USA South and American Southwest.