Three School Records Fall at West Chester

Alexandra Dystant

WEST CHESTER, Pa. - Sophie Grizzle (Brunswick, Md. / Brunswick), Alexandra Dystant (Odenton, Md. / Arundel), and Heather Silveira (Baltimore, Md. / Chesapeake) each set school records to lead Hood College at the West Chester Invitational.

Grizzle scored 3,661 points in the heptathlon to break her own school record by over 240 points. Dystant and Silveira both broke their own school records, as well.

Dystant turned in a time of 2:22.25 to shave a second and a half off the record in the 800-meter run. She finished second in the event.  The junior later placed fourth in the 1500 with a time of 4:56.75, missing out on the school record by less than one second.

Silveira eclipsed the Blazer standard in the 100 hurdles with a time of 16.06, over a tenth of a second faster than her previous best and good for third place. Jill Heymann (Hackettstown, N.J. / Warren Hills) and Chelsea Young (Walkersville, Md. / Walkersville) also fared well in the 100 hurdles. Heymann was fifth in 17.18, with Young coming in sixth with a time of 17.36.

Silveira also took third in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:10.03.

In the heptathlon, Grizzle closed the competition with a win in the 800 in 2:30.41 to score 688 points, her highest point total of the multi-event. She also finished third in the long jump (4.80 meters; 506 points), and fourth in the javelin (21.90m; 324 points). Overall, she finished fourth and was the highest Division III finisher.

In the 5000, Alyssa Peterson (Taneytown, Md. / Francis Scott Key) crossed the finish line in fifth place with a time of 19:37.09.

Ashley Barnes (Yigo, Guam / Guam) was fourth in the long jump with a mark of 15-5 1/2 (4.71). Helena Hammond-DoDoo (Accra, Ghana / Frederick) placed seventh at 13-4 3/4 (4.08).

Young was fifth in the 400 in 1:00.43.

Meghan Rose (Baltimore, Md. / Eastern Technical) led the Hood throwers with a seventh place finish in the shot put with a toss of 33-10 (10.31).

Hood's next full meet is at the Mason Dixon Invitational at Gettysburg on April 19.

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