SALISBURY, Md. – The Gallaudet University women’s outdoor track and field season got underway Saturday and the Bison braved the cold and windy conditions and finished sixth out of eight teams at the Lloyd Sigler Spring Meet hosted by Salisbury University.
The host Sea Gulls from Salisbury won the meet with 250 team points, as the next closes team was over 140 points behind. Shenandoah University was second with 105 points and was followed by Gloucester County (54 points), Coppin State University (52), Middlesex CC (48), Gallaudet (36), Keystone (35) and Stevenson University (24).
Sophomore Mariah Ransom (Snellville, Ga.) finished second in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.20 seconds just behind Shenandoah’s Jaclyn Mohlmann, who crossed the finish line in 15.94 seconds. Ransom was third in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:10.48. Junior Lane Peters (Phoenix, Ariz.) competed in the same two events as Ransom and placed 6th in both the 100-meter hurdles (17.77) and 400-meter hurdles (1:14.87).
Sophomore Lindsey Corthell (Orlando, Fla.) placed fourth in the 400-meter dash as she finished in 1:07.24 and was followed closely by teammate Katie Giles (Gaithersburg, Md.), who finished in 1:12.00.
Gallaudet’s 4x400 meter relay team of Giles, Corthell, Peters and junior LeAnha Lawson (Philadelphia, Pa.) placed second overall with a time of 4:35.33, just 10 seconds behind first-place Salisbury (4:25.09).
Two Bison cross country runners made their debuts on the track as junior Shadoe Williamson (Austin, Texas) finished ninth in the 800-meter run (2:51.19) and sophomore Rachel Young (Leesburg, Va.) followed suit with a ninth-place finish in the 5,000-meter run (23:33.38).
The Bison are off for several weeks and will next compete on March 30 in Towson, Md., at the Goucher Invitational.