Saints women's track star Cymerman sets record, runs season's fastest Steeplechase
St. Lawrence University senior Amy Cymerman ran the fastest 3000 meter steeplechase in Division III thus far this season and added to her list of NCAA qualified events at the Purple and Gold Last Chance meet at the University at Albany on Saturday.
Cymerman finished third in the event, eclipsing the SLU record held by Wendy Pavlus with a time of 10:24.30 for the highlight performance of the meet for the Saints.The Saint 4x400 relay team of Carly Stine, Marisa Turner, Ketura Mason and Hannah Kinsey also improved its NCAA qualification status, moving up to 18th nationally with a time of 3:52.62, finishing first in the event, but will need to shave a little more off that mark at the ECAC Championships to make the NCAA field.
Other performances at Albany by the Saints included a 4th in the 100 in 12.60 by Hannah Kinsey, who ran 12.57 in the preliminaries; a second in 17:50.59 by Lisa Grohn in the 5000 and a 14.92 clocking by Divya Biswal in the 100 hurdles.
In field events, Biswal jumped 5.34 meters in the long jump, Tori Bean 10.68 meters in the triple jump, Turner cleared 1.62 meters in the high jump and Caitlin Boreyko cleared 3.10 in the pole vault. Kristen Linder was sixth in the shot with a throw of 11.36 meters, eighth in the disc at 34.20 meters and fifth in the hammer at 39.81 meters. Jenna Jasinski was third in the javelin at 29.69 meters.
The Saints will run in the ECAC Championship at RPI Thursday and Friday.