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Sullivan Sets School Record in Pole Vault in New Provisional Mark

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Sophomore Emma Sullivan (Phoenixville, PA/Methacton) vaulted her way into the record books as she set the school record for the indoor pole vault in a new NCAA provisional mark on Saturday to highlight the Kutztown University women’s track and field team’s day of action at the Last Chance Invitational, hosted by Kutztown at the O’Pake Field House.

Sullivan set the new pinnacle in the pole vault for her mark of 11-10.50 (3.62m), taking down Kristi Braine’s height of 11-10 set in 2000. Sullivan’s previous-best was 11-08.50 set in 2013. Saturday’s mark also was an NCAA provisional, as she is the third female Golden Bear to post a provisional mark this season. Sullivan’s mark currently ranks second in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) this season, only behind Kelsey Davis of Bloomsburg at 12-01.50.

Also in the pole vault, Destiny Distasio (Tunkhannock, PA/Tunkhannock) tied her season-best at 10-10 for sixth overall.

Sophomore Mikaila White (West Chester, PA/Spring-Ford) won the 55m hurdles in a career-best mark of 8.56, an existing PSAC mark. She won by .13 seconds over teammate Torrey Hollis (Hughesville, PA/Hughesville) at 8.69 seconds. Christina Descano (Broomall, PA/Marple Newtown) was fourth in a career-best 8.88, as Vicki Schaffer (Audubon, PA/Methacton) also finished the event in a career-best mark (9.77).

Kutztown earned three of the top four finishes in the 400, led by Nicole Boldosser(Mechanicsburg, PA/Cedar Cliff)’s second place run in an existing conference-qualifying mark of 1:00.54.

Senior Jenn Cleary (Chesapeake City, MD/Bohemia Manor) turned in a career-best performance in the 800. She led five Golden Bears and finished in 2:23.47 for third place. Frances McNally (Drexel Hill, PA/Springfield) was sixth, as Jessica Huber(Mechanicsburg, PA/Cumberland Valley) (2:27.07) and Carolyn Fergus (Lansdale, PA/North Penn) (2:29.10) had season-best times in the 800.

Sophomore Corinne Manela (Philadelphia, PA/Saint Basil Academy) was one of eight Kutztown runners in the mile. She posted a new PSAC time of 5:23.28 in her last chance of the season before next week’s PSAC Championships. She finished second overall on Saturday.

Rosealine Farrell (Bethlehem, PA/Freedom) and Nicole Wildermuth (Oak Ridge, NJ/Jefferson Township) each finished in the top five of the weight throw, both in existing PSAC marks. Farrell was second in 51-9 and Wildermuth was fifth in 46-00.75.

In the long jump, Descano posted a career-best leap of 17-05.25 for a PSAC mark. Also in the field, senior Rachel Eshleman (Lancaster, PA/Lampeter-Strasburg) finished second in the high jump at 5-04.50, an event in which she owns the school-record at 5-7.75. Sarah Kimsey (Montrose, PA/Montrose Area) (5-00.50) and Descano (4-10.50) finished sixth and seventh in the high jump, respectively.

Kimsey’s top result of the day was her new PSAC-qualifying mark in the triple jump. She finished second in 35-6 for her best mark of the season in the event.

Kutztown has set 42 different PSAC marks throughout the season, and will get the chance to go for gold next weekend at the annual PSAC Indoor Championships. The conference championships take place at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. on Saturday, March 1 to Sunday, March 2. Information on the championships can be found by clicking here.

Kutztown Results

55
3. Bria Evans (Philadelphia, PA/G.W. Carver of E&S) – 7.61
4. Destiny Distasio (Tunkhannock, PA/Tunkhannock) – 7.68
6. Allie VanZant (Media, PA/Penncrest) – 7.70

55H
1. Mikaila White (West Chester, PA/Spring-Ford) – 8.56 (PSAC-existing) (career-best)
2. Torrey Hollis (Hughesville, PA/Hughesville) – 8.69 (PSAC-existing)
4. Christina Descano (Broomall, PA/Marple Newtown) – 8.88 (PSAC-existing) (career-best)
8. Autumn Crouse (Bayville, NJ/Central Regional) – 9.23
12. Vicki Schaffer (Audubon, PA/Methacton) – 9.77 (career-best)

400
2. Nicole Boldosser (Mechanicsburg, PA/Cedar Cliff) – 1:00.54 (PSAC-existing)
3. Brandy Nice (Collegeville, PA/Spring-Ford) – 1:02.48
4. Danielle Chaney (Philadelphia, PA/Upper Dublin) – 1:02.50 (season-best)

800
3. Jenn Cleary (Chesapeake City, MD/Bohemia Manor) – 2:23.47 (PSAC) (career-best)
6. Frances McNally (Drexel Hill, PA/Springfield) – 2:25.94 (PSAC-existing)
8. Jessica Huber (Mechanicsburg, PA/Cumberland Valley) – 2:27.07 (season-best)
11. Carolyn Fergus (Lansdale, PA/North Penn) – 2:29.10 (season-best)
15. Ashley Bauer (Temple, PA/Muhlenberg) – 2:31.62

Mile
2. Corinne Manela (Philadelphia, PA/Saint Basil Academy) – 5:23.28 (PSAC-new)
5. Carolyn Fergus (Lansdale, PA/North Penn) – 5:29.15
6. Molly MacDonald (Scranton, PA/West Scranton) – 5:29.44 (career-best)
8. Jayme Daly (Sunbury, PA/Shikellamy) – 5:31.95
11. Kimberly Katzgrau (Oak Ridge, NJ/Pope John XXIII) – 5:38.30 (career-best)
16. Elizabeth McLaughlin (Maple Glen, PA/Upper Dublin) – 5:47.16
19. Katie Scharrenbroich (Stony Brook, NY/Ward Melville) – 5:49.81 (season-best)
22. Brianna Palumbo (Mountainside, NJ/Governor Livingston) – 5:52.97 (season-best)

Weight Throw
2. Rosealine Farrell (Bethlehem, PA/Freedom) – 51-09.00 (15.77m) (PSAC-existing)
5. Nicole Wildermuth (Oak Ridge, NJ/Jefferson Township) – 46-00.75 (14.04m) (PSAC-existing)
13. Michelle Coletta (Hawley, PA/Wallenpaupack (Mansfield)) – 32-05.50 (9.89m)

Pole Vault
1. Emma Sullivan (Phoenixville, PA/Methacton) – 11-10.50 (3.62m) (NCAA-P-new) (school-record)
6. Destiny Distasio (Tunkhannock, PA/Tunkhannock) – 10-10.00 (3.30m) (PSAC) (ties season-best)

Long Jump
3. Christina Descano (Broomall, PA/Marple Newtown) – 17-05.25 (5.31m) (PSAC) (career-best)
7. Rebecca Tooker (Sandyston, NJ/Kittatinny) – 16-09.25 (5.11m) (PSAC)
16. Vicki Schaffer (Audubon, PA/Methacton) – 14-10.50 (4.53m)
16. Autumn Crouse (Bayville, NJ/Central Regional) – 14-10.50 (4.53m) (season-best)

High Jump
2. Rachel Eshleman (Lancaster, PA/Lampeter-Strasburg) – 5-04.50 (1.64m) (PSAC-existing)
6. Sarah Kimsey (Montrose, PA/Montrose Area) – 5-00.50 (1.54m) (PSAC)
7. Christina Descano (Broomall, PA/Marple Newtown) – 4-10.50 (1.49m)
9. Rebecca Tooker (Sandyston, NJ/Kittatinny) – 4-10.50 (1.49m)
11. Autumn Crouse (Bayville, NJ/Central Regional) – 4-08.75 (1.44m)

Triple Jump
2. Sarah Kimsey (Montrose, PA/Montrose Area) – 35-06.00 (10.82m) (PSAC-new) (season-best)

Shot Put
5. Vicki Schaffer (Audubon, PA/Methacton) – 36-05.50 (11.11m)
8. Nicole Wildermuth (Oak Ridge, NJ/Jefferson Township) – 35-00.25 (10.67m)
17. Michelle Coletta (Hawley, PA/Wallenpaupack (Mansfield)) – 26-04.25 (8.03m)

4×400 Relay
2. Kutztown ‘A’ – 4:11.99
3. Kutztown ‘B’ – 4:21.28
6. Kutztown ‘ C’ – 4:34.50
From: http://www.kubears.com/news/2014/2/22/WTRACK_0222145119.aspx

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