SMU women's track places third in Bobby Lane Invitational
Published: Sunday, April 3, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 17:11
The Mustangs' track and field squad performed well at the Bobby Lane Invitational this past weekend in Arlington, Texas, placing high in multiple events.
The Mustangs dominated the throwing events by gaining the most points in all three events, as well as taking top spots in the high jump, the 1500-meter race, 3000-meter race and the 400-meter dash.
Overall, the No. 20th ranked Mustangs finished third with a combined score of 93 during the 19-event invitational.
Simone Du Toit and Ayla Gill contributed significantly to the team's overall placement through their performance in the throwing events.
Du Toit posed 16.64-meter in the shot put and 58.81-meter in the discus throw.
She finished first in the discus and placed second in the shot put, falling just short behind Michelle Carter of the University of Texas, with a 17.73-meter throw.
Gill gained the winning title in the hammer throw with a 53.17-meter throw.
Du Toit was also titled the Conference USA Athlete of the Week last week due to her recent performances in the shot put and discus.
Lovisa Lindh and Klara Bodinson placed second and third place in the 1500-meter race with season best times.
Lindh finished with a time of 4:33:07 and Bodinson finished with a time of 4:33:07. The duo finished close behind winner Cate Westenover who was timed at 4:30:96.
Monika Kora placed second in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 13:11:23:1 narrowly finishing behind the winner Chloe Winner of Abilene Christian University.
Amber Evans placed fourth in the 400-meter dash with a season best time of 54.23.
In the high jump event, Viktoria Leks won with a 1.75-meter jump,and Lisa Egarter placed third in the event with a 1.70-meter jump. Leks' jump in this event ties her season high.
The Mustangs have also been successful in their last two competitions at the Mean Green and Stanford Invitationals.
The squad will travel to Austin next to compete in the Texas Relays from April 6-9.
Following the Texas Relays, the team will travel to Walnut, Calif. for the Mt. Sac Relays
After all of those comes the Conference Championships in Houston, Texas.
The team's long season will not conclude until mid-June.