Track finishes third at Towson Invitational

Jonathan Hanna and Jonathan Hanna

TOWSON, MD. — After a week’s break, the Robert Morris track and field team was back in action this weekend at the Towson Invitational, where they finished third out of 19 teams.

Showing up strong for the Colonials in this one was the 4×400 relay made up of Brooke Oldfin, Nina Radisavljevic, Anna Chasovskaia, and Madison Mueseler. The relay finished third with a time of 3:52.02.

This time set the new school record for the Colonials, beating the time of 3:54.35 that was set by Holly Clever, Kenya Cameron, Krystal George and Genita Dickey at the NEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships on May 7, 2000.

Also resulting in top three finishes for Robert Morris were the 400 meter hurdles, in which Brooke Oldfin finished second with a time of 1:03:00, and Nina Radisavljevic finished in third with a time of 1:03.45.

For the distance events, Martha Gardner finished third in the 5000 meter run with a time of 18:38.18; 21 seconds off the winner of the race, Jennifer Polo from Ramapo College of New Jersey.

In the field events, the Colonials also had strong performances. Estelle Katende and Sam Buck finished second and third in the discus, with Katende throwing 43.89m (143′ 11″) and Buck throwing 41.99m (137′ 9″). Katende also finished third in the shot put, with a toss of 14.07m (46′ 1″). Zoe Roush won bronze in the long jump with a leap of 5.35m (17′ 6″).

The Colonials are back in action on Saturday, April 16 as they travel to Fairfax, Virginia for the Mason Spring Invitational.