Freshman Leah Graybill (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) once again improved her indoor school record in the 200 meters on Saturday as the Shippensburg University women’s indoor track & field team wrapped up its weekend at the 2020 VMI Indoor Classic.
Graybill ran third in the 200 with a time of 25.03 seconds – improving her collegiate best by .04 seconds. She ended the day anchoring the 4×400-meter relay, teaming up with junior Rachel Bruno (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Mechanicsburg), freshman Lieke Black(Ambler, Pa./Wissahickon) and senior Jordan Higgins (Hatboro, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) to run a season best of 3:58.12.
Senior Rachel Bruno, Lieke Black, Jordan Higgins, Leah Graybill (Mount Laurel, N.J./Camden Catholic (Ohio Christian)) landed a new season best in the long jump of 18 feet, 9 ¾ inches – finishing fifth in the event and achieving a NCAA provisional qualifier in the process. Williams now ranks fourth in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) for the event.
Sophomore Kyra Gerber (Dillsburg, Pa./Northern York) ran an indoor best in the 800 of 2:21.38 that puts her on the Top 10 of the conference leaderboard for the event.
Sophomore Madisen Kling (Red Lion, Pa./Red Lion) paced the Raiders in the weight with a throw of 47 feet, 8 ½ inches.
Shippensburg completes the regular season next Friday with squads competing at Bucknell and Kutztown.
3. Leah Graybill 25.03 (PSAC)
Kyra Gerber 2:21.38 (PSAC)
Madison Murtland 2:27.67
Mackenzie Kurtz 5:33.75
Sydney Morgan 5:39.73
Isabelle Gulgert 10:47.15
Rachel Bruno, Lieke Black, Jordan Higgins, Leah Graybill 3:58.12
5. Zarria Williams 18′ 9 ¾” (5.73m) (NCAA ‘P’)
Sara McKean 17′ (5.18m) (PSAC)
Madisen Kling 47′ 8 ½” (14.54m) (PSAC)
Kate Matrisciano 43′ 3″ (13.18m) (PSAC)
Deja Winkler 32′ 10 ¼” (10.01m)
Bill Morgal is Sports Information Director at Shippensburg University