Biswal adds to SLU records with two women's track wins at ECAC; Cymerman champions 1500
St. Lawrence University junior Divya Biswal improved her own SLU record in the triple jump and set a new program mark in the long jump in winning both events at the 2014 ECAC Championships at RPI.
Biswal won the triple jump with a 12.20 meter mark, .01 better than her previous best which came at Bucknell earlier this season and then came back to win the long jump at 5.91 meters, beating the previous mark of 5.74 meters held by Kate DePuy since 2003. She ranks second nationally in the triple jump and her long jump is the third best this season in Division III. She will compete in both events in the NCAA Championships beginning Thursday at Ohio Wesleyan.Saint senior Amy Cymerman was also an event champion at the ECACs winning the 1500 on Friday in 4:41.48 with freshman Lisa Grohn ninth in the same race. Cymerman is also headed for the NCAAs and is qualified in three events, the 5000, 10,000 and 3000 steeplechase, although will probably run in two of the three events.
Junior Carly Stine also scored for the Saints in the ECAC meet with a fourth in 1:03.63 in the 400 hurdles. The Saints finished fourth among 61 teams which scored with 35 points. MIT won the meet with 56 points with Rowan second with 44 and Ithaca third with 40.
Stine, Marisa Turner, Ketura Mason and Hannah Kinsey ran the 4x400 relay and finished 12th in 3:56.93 while Kinsey also competed in the 400 where she was 13th in 58.90. Kristen Linder was 16th in the shot put at 11.43 meters and 31st in the discus with a 34.24 meter throw. Turner finished 12th in the high jump, clearing 1.59 meters.