Tauber sets another mark
Junior Elizabeth Tauber highlighted Towson’s meet, breaking a school record for the second consecutive week.
At the Princeton New Year’s Invitational on Saturday, Tauber ran a 10:11.01 in the 3,000-meter run, beating the previous record set in 2008. This mark sets her sixth school record.
“She’s incredibly talented and works hard, and does everything we ask of her,” Head Coach Roger Erricker said. “She’s basically a coach’s dream.”
Sophomore Maggie Rampolla competed in the pole vault and took second, marking 3.50 meters. The sophomore has had an excellent start to the season, beating her previous school record of 3.45 meters from the Navy Lid Lifter last Tuesday,
and nearly overtook the first-place record of 3.61 meters set by Jodi Taetle.
The Tigers lower classmen have really proved themselves in the seasons first two meets as well.
Sophomore Wilhelmina Austin took first in the long jump with a length of 5.52 meters. Austin took third in the triple jump with a length of 11.43 meters, closely followed by teammate junior Vanessa Pierre who took second with a length of 10.77 meters.
Towson finished fifth in the 4×400 meter relay, with a time of 4:03.12, run by senior Leslie Miles, junior Emily Wenger, sophomore Kaitlyn Davis and freshman Megan Kelly.
Senior Evan Campbell placed in a tie for second in the high jump with a height of 5’5.” Freshman Jackie Lavitt took sixth place, jumping 5’1” followed by Sophomore Anna Ranly jumping 4’11.”
“The sophomores were doing great, and the freshmen are doing great. It’s nice when you have a young team that works hard,” Erricker said. “We have a great group of seniors, but it’s nice to have a great group of underclassmen as well.”
The Tigers will compete next in Pennsylvania at the Bucknell Heptagonal on Jan. 25. The meet is set to start at 10:30 a.m.