Chyna Beck posted three top-ten finishes for the Dukes (triple jump, 4x100 meter relay, 100-meter hurdles).
April 15, 2018
LEWISBURG, Pa. - The Duquesne women's track and field team took part in the Bucknell Outdoor Classic on Saturday and Sunday at Christy-Mathewson Memorial Stadium highlighted by a number of top-10 finishes by freshmen Chyna Beck (Canonsburg, Pa./Canon-McMillan) and Gabby Holmberg (Greensburg, Pa./Hempfield).
Holmberg placed third in the triple jump with a mark of 11.65 while Beck followed in seventh with a jump of 11.44 meters.
The pair were also part of Duquesne's 4x100 meter relay team along with sophomores Maiah Yankello (Monaca, Pa./Central Valley) and Kel-Lisa Sebwe (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan) which finished fifth with a time of 48.80.
Beck placed eighth in the 100-meter hurdles (15.26) while Holmberg crossed the finish line 10th in the 400-meter hurdles (1:05.83) to go with a first-place mark in the 4x400 meter relay with sophomores Morghan Hyatt (Westerville, Ohio/Westerville Central), Yankello and Sebwe with a time of 3:56.85.
The Dukes' 4x800 meter relay team consisting of freshman Laura Ehrenberger (McMurray, Pa./Peters Township), sophomore Megan Aller (New Kensington, Pa./Kiski Area), junior Erin Durnin (Southampton, Pa./Villa Joseph Marie) and senior Annegret Nehl (Saarbrücken, Germany/Gymnasium am Rotenbühl) placed third in the event with a time of 9:29.50, a mark good for fourth in the A-10 this season.
Additionally, senior Jenny DelSignore's seventh-place time of 16:50.26 in the 5,000-meter run is good for third in the conference this year followed by junior Elizabeth Morris' (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East) time of 17:00.39 in fourth.
DUQUESNE TOP FINISHES
5,000 Meter Run
7. Jenny DelSignore (16:50.26)
10. Shannon Taub (1.62 meters)
3. Gabby Holmberg (11.65 meters)
7. Chyna Beck (11.44 meters)
5. Maiah Yankello, Gabby Holmberg, Chyna Beck, Kel-Lisa Sebwe (48.80)
100 Meter Hurdles
8. Chyna Beck (15.26)
400 Meter Hurdles
10. Gabby Holmberg (1:05.83)
1. Morghan Hyatt, Chyna Beck, Maiah Yankello, Kel-Lisa Sebwe
3. Laura Ehrenberger, Megan Aller, Erin Durnin, Annegret Nehl (9:29.50)
Duquesne is slated to return to Bucknell next weekend for the Bucknell Heptagonal beginning on Saturday, April 21.