SU roundup: Mohlmann wins first indoor pentathlon of season
NEWPORT NEWS — Shenandoah University senior Jaclyn Mohlmann won her initial indoor pentathlon of the 2014-15 indoor season Friday evening by posting a 3283 at the CNU Captains Invitational.
Mohlmann, who qualified for the 2014 NCAA Division III Indoor Championships in the event last winter, opened her day with a 9.58 in the 60 meter high hurdles.
After winning that event and collecting 792 points, Mohlmann tied a school record with a leap of 1.61 meters in the high jump. That jump was worth 747 points.
A 9.69 meter toss in the shot put followed, giving her an additional 509 points to put her 48 points ahead of school record pace with the competition 60 percent finished.
Mohlmann completed the day with a 4.91 meter long jump and a 2:29.44 in the 800 meters, good for 535 and 700 points, respectively.
Mohlmann bested an 18-woman field that included 11 competitors from NCAA Divisions I and II. The score is second best in the nation this season.
The remainder of the men’s and women’s squads combined for seven top five finishes in the other day one events.
Sophomore Danyelle McGrady led matters off with fourth-place finish in the women’s weight with a toss of 12.88 meters.
Anthony Banks matched McGrady’s finish in the men’s high jump by leaping 1.88 meters.
The final top performances came in the relay events.
The women’s 4 x 800 meter relay team of Nicole Legare, MacKenzie Fennell, Sarah Mann and Shelby Shrader was fourth with a 10:52.62.
The men’s 4 x 200 relay teams took fourth and fifth – Ansel Borhauer, David Johnson, Tyler Fisher and Everton Eastwood had that fourth place showing with a 1:35.36.
In the distance medley relay, the women were fourth and the men fifth.
Madison Hess, Mary Claire Miller, Bailey Rankin and Megan Battaglia ran for the women with Matthew Horton, Borhauer, David Segovia and Ray Parsons running in the men’s race.
The 4 x 200 relay finish, as well as Banks’ high jump, were new school records.
The meet concludes Saturday with the full squad participating.