The Emory University track and field team sent four women to compete at the first day of the Boston University David Hemery Valentine Invitational. Graduate student Nikki Boon traveled to Delaware, Ohio to compete at the Ohio-Wesleyan University Open where she broke the program record in the pentathlon.
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Senior Libby Ranocha highlighted the Valentine Invitational breaking the program record in the 800m with a time of 2:11.86 for an 83rd place finish. Also competing in Boston was freshman Elizabeth Csikai who took home a 15th place finish in the 5000m run crossing the line at 17:12.26 with junior Liesl Scherrer placing 28th in the event at the 17:34.74 mark. Rounding out the day in Boston was graduate student Brigid Hanley who competed in the 3000m with a time with a time of 9:41.99.
Out in Ohio, Boon took first place in the pentathlon with a program-high 3673 points ranking second in the nation. She finished first in each event and finished in a tie in the high jump with a height of 1.50m.
The David Hemery Valentine Invitational will continue on Saturday, February 10 with the men's events while the rest of the will be competing at the Samford Bulldog Open in Birmingham, Alabama beginning at 11 am.