In their final meet before the MAAC Championship, Siena Women’s Track team came out strong at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational hosted by Boston University. 11 women came away with personal bests.
“This meet is a great opportunity for us to find really deep fields and chase fast times and run some personal bests as we head to indoor championships,” said head coach John Kenworthy. “We had 13 girls race today and 11 ran personal bests for their events so it was a pretty successful day for the women.”
While this is just the first DI season running any female in the 500m, Holly Bednarek set a personal best that is the fastest time for Siena with a time of 1:20.61.
Shannon Bauer led the way in the 5000m with a 17:38.04 finish. Carolyn Pellegrini broke the 18 minute mark when she set a personal best 17:54.99 time. The Johnson twins followed one right after the other in their personal best finishes with Camryn Johnson coming away with a 18:16.99 time followed by Sydney Johnson’s 18:17.49. Dominica Bleichert came away with an 18:43.02 finish.
Sarah Forman was the sole Saint competing in the 3000m as she finished the event in 9:42.78.
Freshman Monica Strain led the women in the mile with her personal best 5:10.53 finish. Regina Rosati followed that with a 5:13.79 personal best time. Carissa Kahn and Meghan McDonough both set personal best times of 5:22.01 and 5:34.07, respectively. Abbi Wright wrapped up the mile for the women with a 5:30.21 time.
The men will compete at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational beginning on Saturday, February 10 at 10:32 a.m.