FINDLAY, Ohio -- A school-record performance highlighted the efforts of the Trine women's track and field team at the University of Findlay Oiler Open.
Freshman Jenna Gales (Mendon, Mich. / Mendon) set a new program-best mark in the 200-meter dash. Her time was clocked at 27.17 seconds, which eclipsed the old school record of 27.30. Jensyn Garrow (Archbold, Ohio / Archbold) also topped the previous record with a time of 27.27 seconds.
Gales and Garrow also earned the highest-placing individual finishes of the day for the Thunder in the 400-meter dash. Garrow placed second in 1:00.22, while Gales placed just behind in third at 1:00.33. Freshman Massie Jo Maskow (Howe, Ind. / Lakeland) also finished in the top 10, placing eighth with a time of 1:04.61.
The duo of Gales and Garrow made up half of Trine's 4-x-400-meter relay team, which placed third. Gales, Garrow, Hope Scholma (Montpelier, Ohio / Montpelier) and Kaylyn Forrest (Cassopolis, Mich. / Ross-Beatty) ran a time of 4:11.88, four seconds shy of the school record. All four runners are underclassmen.
Yesterday, Kara Eck (Auburn, Ind. / DeKalb) placed third in the weight throw to highlight the performance of Thunder competitors in field events.
Trine returns to competition Saturday, Jan. 21 when the team hosts the Keith Turner Alumni Invitational. All alumni are invited to register and participate. Events are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m