Senior Williams and junior Mooney lead St. John’s
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The Johnnies took their success from last week’s meet and carried it into the Princeton Quad Meet on Saturday. This time the Johnnies were able to win multiple events thanks to senior Corrine Williams, who twice finished first, and junior Claire Mooney, who finished in the top five in multiple events.
“Overall we did a great job of competing as a team with many of us achieving personal and seasonal bests,” Mooney said. “It was an encouraging meet but the best is yet to come.”
Mooney finished second in the women’s 400-meter run with a time of 54.61. Not to be outdone, sophomore Pariis Garcia finished third with a time of 55.61.
In the women’s 100-meter dash, St. John’s dominated the event by having three players finish in the top 10. Corrine Williams won the overall event with a time of 12.01. Junior LaTasha Collins finished third and senior Maya Lewis finished in seventh.
“Yesterday was a great opportunity to post quality times because the conditions and weather were ideal,” Williams said. “I took advantage of that and carried out the exact race plan I had been working on during the previous week of practice and it paid off.”
The Johnnies dominated once again in the women’s 200-meter dash, winning the event and having five players finish in the top six. Williams won her second event, Collins finished third, Garcia fourth and Mooney finished sixth.
“We took advantage of the warm weather to post a plethora of personal-best performances,” coach Jim Hurt said. “The hard work our team has put in over the last few weeks is starting to sprout NCAA Regional and ECAC Championships qualifying marks as well as Big East-leading performances.”
In the Women’s 4×400 meter relay, the Red Storm took second overall with Pariis Garcia, Amber Allen, Shayna Presley and Claire Mooney competing in the event.
In the women’s 400 meter hurdles, senior Shayna Presley finished in third with a time of 1:00.61 and senior Amber Allen finished fourth.
After having a career day last week and coming off of back-to-back Big East Field Athlete of the Week awards, Hinton finished in second in the women hammer throws. Sophomore Ann Dagrin finished third in the event.
Freshman Kenyetta Louis finished second in the women’s long jump and finished second in the women’s triple jump.
During the event Hinton’s hammer throw improved to sixth best in school history and Mooney moved into eight places all time at St. John’s in the 400 meter run.
St. John’s next meet will be at the Mt. Sac Relays on April 18 in Walnut, C.A