LANCASTER, Pa. – Yusrah Adebayo (Silver Spring, Md./Paint Branch) finished sixth in the 60 hurdles to lead McDaniel at the Diplomat Open hosted by Franklin & Marshall in season-opening women's indoor track and field action on Saturday.
- It was a non-scoring meet.
Standard Bearer: The following athletes hit Centennial Conference-qualifying marks at the meet:
- Yusrah Adebayo: 60 hurdles, finishing tied sixth in a hand time of 9.8 seconds; 400 meters, finishing eighth in a time of 1:04.33.
- Shantae Byro (Baltimore, Md./Northwestern): 60 meters, finishing tied for 23rd in a hand time of 8.7 seconds; 200, finishing 19th in a time of 28.27 seconds.
- Sydney Gonsalves (Hagerstown, Md./Barbara Ingram School for the Arts): 60 meters, finishing tied for 34th in a hand time of 8.9 seconds.
- Kelly Gibson (Yardley, Pa./Pennington [N.J.]): high jump, finishing eighth with a height of 1.45 meters.
- Arielle Latourette (Easton, Pa./Easton Area): long jump, finishing 15th with a distance of 4.54 meters; triple jump, finishing seventh with a distance of 9.93 meters.
Top of Her Game: The following athletes turned in a personal-best performance at the meet:
- Yusrah Adebayo: 60 hurdles, 9.8 seconds (hand time)
Top 10 Worthy: The following athletes achieved a mark that ranks in the program's all-time top 10:
- Yusrah Adebayo now ranks fifth in the 60 hurdles.
The Best of the Rest: The following also competed at the event:
- Sarah Lighter: 5,000, 23rd, 22:25.89
- Sydney Gonsalves: 60 hurdles, 23rd, 11.8 seconds (hand time); 200, 29th, 29.02 seconds
- Mollie Murphy: mile, 23rd, 6:40.54
- Mable Buchanan: mile, 24th, 7:00.61
Next Up: The Green Terror returns to action at the Father Diamond Invitational hosted by George Mason on Saturday, Jan. 7.