Dukes Place Fifth at A-10 Indoor Championship
Bethany Evankovich
Bethany Evankovich
Feb. 18, 2018

FINAL RESULTS

KINGSTON, R.I. – Sophomore Bethany Evankovich earned a pair of gold medals with school-record performances in the 200-meter dash and the 500-meter run to pace the Duquesne women’s track and field team to a fifth-place finish at the 2018 Atlantic 10 Indoor Championship this weekend at Mackal Field House.

Evankovich shattered the school record in the 200 meter with a mark of 24.70 in the finals on Sunday. This topped the previous record of 25.06 set by Melissa Miller in 2010. In addition, she set a new record in the 500 meter with a time of 1:12.73, besting the record of 1:13.12 set by Anna Simone in 2014.

The Dukes finished with 77 points at the two-day championship meet. VCU claimed the title with 122.5 points followed by George Mason second with 102.5, Dayton with 94 and Richmond with 84.  

All told, Duquesne posted five medal-winning performances at the meet.

Junior Shannon Taub (Philadelphia, Pa./Council Rock) collected a silver medal in the pentathlon with a total score of 3,520 on Saturday. She won the high jump with a mark of 1.70m to go with a second-place finish in the shot put at 12.34m in the event.

Freshman Chyna Beck (Canonsburg, Pa./Canon-McMillan) earned a bronze medal in the 60-meter hurdles for the Dukes, crossing the finish line in 8.80 on Sunday. She added a fifth-place mark of 11.59 in the triple jump for Duquesne.

Sophomore Maiah Yankello (Monaca, Pa./Central Valley) also picked up a bronze medal in the 800-meter run for the Dukes with a time of 2:12.10 in the event.


 

 

FINAL STANDINGS
1. VCU – 122.5
2. George Mason – 102.5
3. Dayton - 94
4. Richmond - 84
5. Duquesne - 77
6. UMass – 71.5
7. Davidson – 69.5
8. Rhode Island – 68
9. St. Joseph’s – 45
10. La Salle - 26
11. Fordham - 16
12. Saint Louis - 3
13. George Washington - 1

DUQUESNE RESULTS

200-meter dash
1. Bethany Evankovich – 24.70

400-meter dash
8. Kel-Lisa Sebwe – 58.30

800-meter run
3. Maiah Yankello – 2:12.10

3000-meter run
5. Jenny DelSignore – 9:55.69
12. Jennifer Gerland - 10:11.54
23. Morgan Perkins - 10:24.59
25. Tessa Franchi - 10:25.32

5000-meter run
8. Elizabeth Morris - 17:21.46
20. Ava Pietrzyk - 18:02.44

60-meter hurdles
3. Chyna Beck – 8.80
7. Victoria Soeder – 8.97

4x400-meter relay
4. Gabby Holmberg, Kel-Lisa Sebwe, Maiah Yankello, Bethany Evankovich – 3:51.38

Distance medley relay
5. Megan Aller, Gabby Holmberg, Taylor Pletz, Jenny DelSignore– 12:00.94

High jump
4. Maris Seto – 1.70m
5. Shannon Taub – 1.65m
13. Eleftheria Papaconstandinou - 1.55m

Long jump
8. Maris Seto – 5.32m
10. Alexis Cadden - 5.29m 
14. Victoria Soeder - 5.16m 

Triple jump
5. Chyna Beck – 11.59m
9. Shannon Taub - 11.34m 
10. Maris Seto - 11.34m 
15. Gabby Holmberg - 10.88m 

Shot put
7. Rachel Fyalkowski – 12.61m
8. Shannon Taub – 12.36m

Weight throw 
14. Rachel Fyalkowski – 13.64m

4x800-meter relay
6. Maiah Yankello, Megan Aller, Erin Durnin, Taylor Pletz – 9:18.52

500-meter run
1. Bethany Evankovich - 1:12.73

1000-meter run 
9. Taylor Pletz - 2:57.94

Pentathlon
2. Shannon Taub – 3520
12. Gabriella Benninger - 3067

UP NEXT
The Dukes open the 2018 outdoor track and field season with the Charlotte 49er Invitational on March 16-17 at Transmerica Field in Charlotte, N.C.  

 

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