MOUNT BERRY - The Rhodes women's track & field team surged ahead of Centre on Saturday to win their fifth straight SAA Women's Track & Field crown. The Lynx turned a Friday deficit into a Saturday lead to top the Colonels, 180-163.
Recap via Rhodes sports info:
MOUNT BERRY, Ga. - The Rhodes College women's track and field team won the final two events, scoring major points in each to come-from-behind and claim their 10th straight conference title and their fifth straight SAA Championship on Saturday afternoon. The Lynx men were also terrific, earning a second place finish.
On the women's side, Rhodes score 180 points, holding off second place Centre with 167 points. Berry placed third with 118.5 points while Hendrix was fourth with 104 and Birmingham-Southern was fifth with 102.5.
Sprints got the Lynx rolling as junior Alice Fugate earned a second place finish in the 100m with a time of 12.20. Fugate won the 200m with a time of 25.48 while freshman Faith Udobong placed fourth at 26.40, giving the Lynx the lead late in the meet.
Rhodes clinched the championship in the 4x400 as Fugate, Udobong, senior Kendall Reed, and freshman Sara Kate Capel won the event with a time of 4:00.69 to claim No. 10.
Udobong also won the 400m with a time of 58.57 while Capel and freshman Leda St. Cyr placed fifth and sixth at 59.57 and 1:00.37, respectively. Capel also earned a third place finish in the 100 hurdles at 15.96 while junior Laurel Sharp (16.30) placed fourth and junior Jessie Ustick placed sixth (16.86).
Four Lynx placed in the 400 hurdles with Capel winning the event at 1:04.00, St. Cyr third at 1:06.75, freshman Kendall Gasner fourth at 1:08.67, and Sharp eighth at 1:12.50. The 4x100 relay team of Sharp, Udobong, Capel, and Fugate placed second with a time of 49.17
In distance, Reed and junior Abby Watkins placed second and third in the 800m at 2:20.95 and 2:21.48, respectively, while Watkins placed second in the 1500m at 4:46.81. In the 5000m, junior Reagan Alley placed fifth at 18:57.53 while junior Ellery Hayden placed seventh at 19:56.15.
In jumps, Ustick placed sixth in the triple jump at 10.37m while Capel placed seventh in the high jump at 1.47m.
In throws, senior Kira Curry claimed fifth in the discus at 34.45m while senior Riley McCormick was seventh at 32.76m.