Women’s track notches multiple top 10 showings at UIndy Season Opener

Lydia Harvey

INDIANAPOLIS – Several Earlham College women's track and field performers finished among the top 10 in their events with Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference benchmark times, as the Quakers opened the 2018-19 indoor season at the 2018 University of Indianapolis Season Opener, Saturday at UIndy's Athletics & Recreation Center.

Earlham was joined by HCAC rivals Anderson and Transylvania at the UIndy meet, which is the Quakers' only scheduled pre-holiday break competition.

- Senior Aishat Sadiq finished 10th (8.17) overall in the 60m dash preliminaries, missing out by two spots from advancing to the finals, and posting the top time in the HCAC in the opening weekend of the season. Sophomore Leilah Hicks was 20th (8.34) in the 60m dash prelims.

- Senior Lydia Harvey also turned in a 10th-place finish (1:04.95) in the 400m finals, an HCAC benchmark time, with first year Tsitsi Makufa cruising to a 19th-place showing (1:11.02).

- First year Serena Pisacano was another Earlham women's track performer among the top 10 when she crossed the line in 10th place (2:41.52) in the 800m run

- Hicks won her heat in the 200m dash, posting a time of 26.67 seconds – also an HCAC-best mark for the weekend.

- Earlham's "A" squad of Leilah Hicks, Hailey Beel, Sarah Dickman, and Lydia Harvey ran to a sixth-place finish in the 4 x 400m relay with a time of 4:34.75.

- In the field events, sophomore Esther Mano was second in the triple jump with a mark of 30-3, while first year Sarah Dickman placed sixth in the long jump with a leap of 15-1 1/2.

Earlham's indoor track and field slate continues on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, when the Quakers travel to Wooster, Ohio, for the College of Wooster Invitational.

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