Women's T&F Finishes Strong at Widener

Women's T&F Finishes Strong at Widener

CHESTER, Pa. – Junior Catherine Buczek jumped into the top spot in the Centennial Conference in the 400-meter dash to highlight an impressive effort from the Ursinus College women's track and field team on the final day of the Widener Invitational on Saturday.

In the midst of rainy, adverse weather, the Bears achieved a large amount of PR's, with two student-athletes joining the top three in the conference in their respective events.

Buczek, who also owns the top time in the CC in the 400-meter hurdles, moved into the penthouse with a 1:00.18 in the 400, nearly a second and a half better than her previous standard. Freshman Catherine Curran also recorded a new career best in the 400, moving into the top 20 in the CC at 1:03.69.

Junior Jenna Kelly, who ranks fifth in the 400 hurdles, elevated to 10th in the conference with a massive collegiate best in the 800-meter run (2:21.32).

Sophomore Caroline Buckley is now third in the conference after a leap of 34-5.00 in the triple jump, which was first in her flight and ninth overall.

Freshman Charley Darkes-Burkey achieved a collegiate best in the long jump (15-5.50), which placed her second in her flight.

Sophomore Riley Engel's 2:33.93 in the 800 was a new season low.

Senior Erin Farrell placed ninth overall in the 200-meter dash (26.63) and 19th with a 13.11 in the 100-meter dash, less than a tenth of a second off her season best. Senior Tia Widso posted a new season best at 29.58 in the 100.