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Simmons, Bucaro lead Tigers in weekend meets

24 February 2014 By Kati Day, Staff Writer No Comments

Over the weekend, Towson posted solid results in two competitions.

On Saturday, a select group of Tigers competed at the Susquehanna Open in Selinsgrove, Pa. Then, on Sunday, the Tigers traveled to New Jersey for the Princeton Invitational.

“We saw some good performances,” Head Coach Roger Erricker said. “But I’d like to see a little more consistency from the rest of the team.”

Junior Ashley Simmons started the weekend off with a bang and led the team on Saturday with her first-place finish in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 18:00.73. She beat the field by a shattering 87 seconds.

Junior Kara Bucaro led the Tigers on Sunday with a first-place finish in the 1,000-meter run. Bucaro finished the race with 3:01.05.

Junior Emerald Vickers jumped her personal best height in the high jump with 5’5”. She fell just two inches shy of the qualifying height for the Eastern College Athletic Conference meet.

Sophomore Kaitlin Davis gave two solid performances at the Princeton Invitational with a second and third place finish in two events. Davis placed second in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.87, and took third in the 200-meter run with a time of 26.24 seconds.

Junior Elizabeth Tauber gave another solid and consistent performance. She came in second place in 3,000 meter run with a time of 10:15.17, her second fastest time ever.

Senior Leslie Miles took third in the 500-meter run, as she ran her second fastest time ever on a flat track. Miles finished with a time of 1:17.58, closely followed by teammate freshman Sarah Robbie, who finished fourth with 1:17.95.

The 4×400 ‘A’ team took second in the event. Freshman Megan Kelly, Robbie, junior Emily Wenger and Miles ran a 3:58.43, falling just five seconds behind first-place Delaware.

“Half of the team had a really good meet,” Erricker said. “But the rest were a little flat today.”

The Tigers will compete next weekend in Virginia at George Mason.

The meet from Fairfax, Va. will start at 11 a.m.

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