Sadiq and Haland set HCAC-best times at Denison Invite

Aishat Sadiq

GRANVILLE, Ohio – Earlham College women's track and field set a pair of Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference-best marks with a few other breakout performances along the way as the Quakers continued their indoor season at Saturday's Bob Shannon Invitational, hosted by Denison University.

TEAM RESULTS

Earlham tallied 35 points and placed seventh out of 14 teams in the meet, which featured multiple teams out of the North Coast Athletic Conference and the UAA. Transylvania University joined Earlham in representing the HCAC at the meet.

EARLHAM ATHLETE OF THE DAY

Senior Aishat Sadiq shaved even more time off her HCAC benchmark time in the 60m dash, posting a time of 8.02 seconds in the 60m at Saturday's meet. She finished second in the event, trailing only Rio Grande's Chanavier Robinson (8.01) to earn eight points for the Quakers.

OTHER NOTABLES

  • Not to be outdone, sophomore Ellie Haland clocked a time of 2:23.11 to win the 800m and claim 10 points for Earlham in the team scoring. Haland's time was over a second better than her mark of 2:24.25 set last weekend at Wooster. Sophomore Jasmine Lorenzana was just outside the points in the 800m, finishing 10th overall with a time of 2:33.86.
  • Sophomore Hailey Beel improved her 200m time during Saturday's meet, finishing sixth in the 200m with a time of 28.14 – a slight improvement over her best performance this season.
  • Haland, Lorenzana, and Beel ran legs for Earlham in the 4x400m relay, teaming up with Leilah Hicks to post a time of 4:22.94 – a time that would be second-best in the HCAC this season, depending on other results this weekend. The result earned eight points for Earlham in the team score.
  • Sophomore Esther Mano had a best effort of 31-10 1/4 (9.71m) in the triple jump on her way to finishing fifth overall with four points.
  • First year Remy Haggerty picked up two points for Earlham in the 3000m run, after finishing seventh overall with a time of 11:34.02.

NEXT UP

Earlham men's track heads to Greencastle, Ind., next Saturday, Feb. 2, to compete in the DePauw University Invitational.