After the first day of competition the Koalas find themselves in the driver's seat heading into day 2 of the conference meet. As it stands, the Koalas are leading the women's teams by 15 points over Milligan and the rest of the conference but their work is far from over; there is still more to be done starting early Friday morning.
Competition was fierce and that was evident from the start of the meet. Starting out on the track was the 60m dash that featured Kelsey White-Kennedy and Amber Bell, who both made it to the finals. In the final heat of competition White-Kennedy finished in 5th and Bell finished 8th. Bell could have finished better but it seems she was still recovering from her come from behind win in the 400m dash that took place right before the 60m final. That was her first of hopefully many conference titles as a Koala. White-Kennedy also ran the 400 and was able to contribute points with a 6th place finish.
Sprints were not the only events scoring. In the 1000m, Lauren Glencross ran a very strong race and was able to walk away with a 3rd place finish. Alyssa Waibel participated in this event as well and finished 5th.
In the field events there were two freshman that finished top 3 in their events: Aleah Bromell in the shot put and Heather Woolard in the triple jump. Both ladies finished third and received All-Conference honors. In the last event of the night, the Koalas Distance Medley Relay team were able to string together a strong enough performance to gain another 3rd place finish.
There's still a lot of running, jumping and throwing that needs to talke place, but phase 1 of the repeat is complete.
For all of the results you can visit the following link: http://jdl.liveresults.io/tf/2019-a-indoor-track-and-field-championship