SU Women’s Indoor Track & Field at the 2020 PSAC Championships

SU will be in pursuit of its ninth league title this weekend

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The Shippensburg University women’s indoor track & field team heads to Edinboro this weekend for the 2020 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Indoor Track & Field Championships Saturday and Sunday from the Mike S. Zafirovski Sports and Recreation Dome.

Shippensburg had its streak of three consecutive conference championships snapped last season. The Raiders will pursue their league-best ninth conference title this weekend with 18 athletes qualified for competition in individual events.

SU boasts two top individual seeds: freshman Leah Graybill (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) in the 200 meters and freshman Sara McKean (Shinglehouse, Pa./Oswayo Valley) in the triple jump. The Raiders have a total of nine Top 8 seeds entering the weekend but just four total scoring performances returning from last season.

Competition for the league championship is expected to be spirited, with several teams in the mix for the title. Scoring projections have the conference champ at somewhere around 85-90 points, making the eventual momentum swings from certain events all the more impactful in deciding the victor.

SU’s 2020 PSAC Championships Entries

The following entries reflect where Shippensburg athletes have been listed to compete this weekend

* Times marked with a # indicate TFRRS conversions from a flat track to an oversized track.
** Relays are not listed; Shippensburg will compete in the 4×4, 4×8 and DMR
*** Previous PSAC places for Raider athletes are listed below each event’s entries

4. Leah Graybill 7.73
14. Zarria Williams 7.95
17. Adriana Baxter 8.00 (55)
Baxter placed 21st in 2019.

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1. Leah Graybill 24.76#
4. Rachel Bruno 25.40#
Bruno placed 5th in 2019.

3. Rachel Bruno 58.25#
Bruno placed 10th in 2019 and 18th in 2018.

9. Kyra Gerber 2:21.38
Gerber is set to make her PSAC Indoor Championships debut in the 800 meters.

14. Isabelle Gulgert 5:25.74#
Gulgert is set to make her PSAC Indoor Championships debut in the mile.

6. Jordan Higgins 9.31
14. Lieke Black 9.55
15. Carson Pennings 9.62
All three women are set to make their PSAC Indoor Championships debuts in the 60-meter hurdles.

Pole Vault
3. Sarah Bourdon 11′ 7 ¾” (3.55m)
10. Ashlee Newton 10′ 11 ¾” (3.35m)
16. Ellie Kuhn 10′ 4″ (3.15m)
Bourdon placed in a tie for 6th in 2019 and 9th in 2018.

Long Jump
4. Zarria Williams 18′ 11 ¼” (5.77m)
10. Sara McKean 17′ 10 ¾” (5.45m)
Williams placed 3rd in 2019.

Triple Jump
1. Sara McKean 38′ 10 ½” (11.85m)
14. Madison Williard 35′ 11 ½” (10.96m)
22. Jenna Lytle 34′ 7″ (10.54m)
Lytle placed 14th in 2019.

2. Kate Matrisciano 46′ 2″ (14.07m)
Matrisciano placed 6th in 2019.

11. Madisen Kling 48′ 5 ¼” (14.76m)
26. Kate Matrisciano 43′ 3 ¼” (13.19m)
Kling placed 10th in 2019. Matrisciano placed 18th in 2019.

10. Kayla Brooks 2853
Brooks is set to make her PSAC Indoor Championships debut in the multis.

Bill Morgal is sports information director at Shippensburg University. He can be reached at [email protected]

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