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TU competes at Penn Relays

27 April 2014 By Kati Day, Staff Writer No Comments
Towson brings one individual, two teams to historic meet

A select group of athletes competed in the 120th Penn Relays on Thursday. The Tigers competed in the pole vault and the 4×400 and 4×100 meter relays.

Sophomore pole vaulter Maggie Rampolla posted the team’s best results for the day. Rampolla placed 13th for the pole vault with a height of 11 feet, 5.75 inches.

The 4×400 relay team consisting of seniors Evan Campbell and Leslie Miles, sophomore Kaitlyn Davis and freshman Sarah Robbie placed 58th in a field of 87 teams. The group finished with a time of 3:56:26.

“It was chilly and windy, just poor conditions,” Head Coach Roger Erricker said. “The 4×400 wasn’t our best race, but it was still our second time of the year.”

The Tigers’ 4×100 relay team, including Campbell, Davis, sophomore Kelsey Fiddes and freshman Sarah Robbie, did not finish the race due to an incomplete pass of the baton. Despite the team’s unsuccessful
4×100 race, Erricker is still optimistic about their final meet.

“We had some good performances at Bucknell,” Coach Erricker said. “We have some strong events like pole vault and high jump, so hopefully we can score a lot of points there.”

The Tigers will compete in the Colonial Athletic Association Championships this Friday and Saturday in Harrisonburg, Va.

The meet will begin at 10 a.m.

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