TOWSON, Md. – The Gallaudet University women’s track and field team placed 8th overall at the Goucher Invitational held on Saturday. The Bison accumulated 37 team points as it edged out Essex Community College by one point and was nearly 10 points behind Shenandoah University in seventh place. GU finished ahead of teams from Essex, York (Pa.) College, Stevenson University, Hagerstown Community College, Montgomery College, University of Mary Washington and George Washington University. Towson University won the meet with 169.50 points followed by Salisbury University (108 points) and Coppin State University (89 points).
Sophomore Mariah Ransom (Snellville, Ga.) won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.93 seconds to just beat Goucher’s Destiny Phillips who crossed in 14.94 seconds. Later in the day she was first in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:06.82, once again she edged Phillips by less than a second. Ransom's time in the 400 set a new school record as she improved on her GU record of 1:06.98 set two weeks ago. Gallaudet’s 4x400 meter relay had a strong showing as it finished third overall (4:23.93).
Sophomore Leslye Kang (Wayne, N.J.) was second in the javelin throw to highlight the field accomplishments for the Bison. Kang threw the javelin 39.31 meters (129 feet). Kang missed breaking her own school records by three inches.
Freshman Lindsey Corthell (Orlando, Fla.) placed seventh in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:04.01. Junior Chelsie Stallings (Sulphur, Okla.) had a top 10 finish in the 1,500-meter run when she crossed the finish line in 5:55.75. She later placed ninth in the 5,000-meter run (21:57.73). Sophomore Shadoe Williamson (Austin, Texas) was 11th in the in the 800-meter run as she clocked in at 2:36.58 while Corthell was 16th (2:43.29) and Stallings 20th (2:59.32). Williamson was eighth in the 3,000-meter run (12:59.51).
GU will next compete in the Messiah Invitational in Gratham, Pa., on Saturday, April 14, at 10 a.m.