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Women's Track & Field Totals Three All-UAA Finishes on Day One of UAA Championships

Women's Track & Field Totals Three All-UAA Finishes on Day One of UAA Championships

The Emory University women's track and field team recorded three All-UAA finishes as the 2019 UAA Outdoor Championships got underway at the Woodruff PE Center in Atlanta, GA Saturday afternoon.

Senior Paris Wagner claimed second in the hammer throw at 49.44m with junior Isabel Saridakis adding a second place finish in the pole vault, topping her previous school record mark of 3.80m with a finals height of 3.83m. Sophomore Laura Sheckter registered her first career podium finish as she placed third in the shot put at 12.05m.

The Eagles added scoring efforts in the hammer by Kora Dreffs (6th, 41.53) and Kemdi Okafor (8th, 40.90m), in the shot put by Wagner (7th, 11.28m) and Dreffs (8th, 11.27m), in the long jump by Rebekah Bondi (5th, 5.32m) and Nyla Lindo (7th, 5.12m) and in the 4x800m Relay from Paige Lesslauer, Ileana Zeissner, Carrie McIntyre and Zoe Friedman (6th, 9:50.35).

In the track preliminaries, Emory saw 11 qualifying times, highlighted by senior Dani Bland who impressed in both the 100m and 200m Dashes, taking first in both trials with times of 11.89 in the 100m and 25.04 in 200m.

Senior Dilys Osei recorded the top prelim mark in the 400m Hurdles at 1:03.46 and was second in the 100m Hurdles at 14.86. Bondi and senior Ariana Newhouse rounded out the list of two-time track qualifiers with Bondi advancing to the finals in both the 100m Dash (2nd, 12.11) and 200m Dash (5th, 25.98) and Newhouse posting marks of 59.39 (8th) in the 400m and 26.17 in the 200m, placing sixth.

Freshman Hannah Lansberry came on strong to finish second in the 400m Dash trials at 57.99 while Jessica Barbarosh was eighth in the 100m Dash with a time of 12.81. Senior Kayla O'Shea rounded out the Eagles advancing to Sunday's finals as she finished fifth in the 800m Run prelims at 2:17.97.

The UAA Championships conclude on Sunday with action beginning at 10:00 AM EST and continuing until 3:00 PM at the WoodPEC in Atlanta.