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The official name of the meet might have been Princeton’s Tiger Open Jan. 25, but the day should be remembered as University of the District of Columbia Sprinters’ Day. Kaydian Jones ran a personal best 25.18 in the 200m as she literally ran away from Div. I competition. Jerily Benjiamin took the 400m in 58.67. Kimoy Mais won the 500m with a time of 1:20.26.

The trio teamed with Marlena Wright to win the 4x400 relay 3:57.35.

George Mason’s Mandissa Marshall took first place among Div. I competitors in the women's pole vault for the third time in as many weeks Saturday at the Virginia Tech Hokie Invitational in Blacksburg with a distance of 4.25m.

The Catholic University’s indoor team took a pair of firsts at the Lebanon Valley Dutchmen Invite on Jan. 25.

In the 500m race, Bridget Krumholz crossed the finish line first with a time of 1:25.51 .05 seconds ahead of teammate Danielle Caruccio who ran it in 1:25.56 for a second-place finish. The other Cardinal to capture a win was Courtney Doran in the high jump. On her third attempt, the junior cleared the bar at 1.52m.

Georgetown’s Emma Keenan put her team ahead quickly Jan. 24 at the Hoya Spiked Shoe Club Invitational. She won the 500m dash in 1:14.44, winning the first heat and subsequently the two-section final. Teammate Hannah Neczypor was right behind her with a time of 1:16.25. Keenan led the trio of GU runners through the finish with finishing second with a time of 41.47 while Becca DeLoache followed up in third place (42.10) in the 300m dash.

That set the trend for the evening.

Georgetown’s Chelsea Cox took first in the 1,000m run, her teammates provided the competition as DeLoache finished second (2:47.97) followed by Rachel Paul in third (2:58.69) and Kristen Walsh in fourth (2:58.99) as the final runner to break three minutes.

The Hoyas did likewise in the 3,000m run with Andrea Keklak winning in 10:09.98 followed by Heather Martin (10:10.63) and Jenna Davidner in third (10:11.09).

In the 60-meter hurdles, Taylor Doaty notched a first-place performance with a time of 9.51. The meet ended with the Blue & Gray taking 4x400m relay team (Keklak, Shanique Dasilva, Natalie Englese and Heather Martin) took the top spot with a time of 4:01.15, toppling the field by more than 10 seconds.

The Hoyas 4x800m relay team (Cox, Neczypor, Joanna Stevens and Annamarie Maag) won in 9:91.88.