Shippensburg University sports briefs: Graybill, Dailey tapped for top honors
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference tapped Leah Graybill and Drew Daily for top honors as track athletes this week. Both broke school records at Saturday’s Happy Easter Races in Lehigh.
Graybill breaks 200 meter record
PSAC’s league office chose Shippensburg University’s Leah Graybill (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) as Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week. She set a school record during a meet last weekend.Graybill ran in three events Saturday at the Happy Easter Races hosted by Lehigh University. Her most noteworthy performance was a 200-meter time of 24.70 seconds. That time broke the 37-year-old school record in the event held by Kristen James Furness ’86 (24.81 seconds in 1984).
Graybill also won the 100 meters with a time of 12.12 seconds, just a tenth of a second off the school record; and she posted an unofficial anchor leg split of 57.0 seconds in the 4×400-meter relay, posting a time of 3:58.75.It is Graybill’s first PSAC weekly award; and it’s the first time that a Raider has been named the PSAC Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week since Rachel Bruno on April 2, 2019.
Dailey qualifying time sets school record
Shippensburg University’s Drew Dailey (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week onTuesdayafternoon by the league office after setting a school record this pastweekend.
Dailey ran the 800 meters in 1:51.26 onSaturdayat the Happy Easter Races hosted by Lehigh University to beat 18 NCAA Division I runners by more than 2.5 seconds. The NCAA-provisional qualifying time surpassed Austin Padmore’s 2018 school record by .02 seconds.
To conclude the meet, Dailey ran the third leg of Shippensburg’s 4×400-meter relay that posted a time of 3:19.46. Dailey’s unofficial split time was 50.3 seconds.
It is Dailey’s first PSAC weekly award, and the first time that a Raider has been named the PSAC Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week since Charles Bowman Jr. on April 30, 2019.