4x100 posts second-place finish
Simmons took fourth in both the high jump and the triple jump at Saturday's George Davis Invitational.
LOWELL, Mass. (April 12, 2014) – Freshman Brooke Simmons (Dunbarton, N.H.) finished fourth in both the high jump and the triple jump on Saturday afternoon to highlight six top-five finishes for the Franklin Pierce University women's track and field team at the George Davis Invitational, hosted by Massachusetts Lowell.
In the high jump, Simmons cleared a height of 1.55 meters, her best mark of 2013-14 thus far. In the triple jump, she posted a mark of 10.65 meters.
The highest finish of the day for Franklin Pierce came in the 4x100-meter relay, where it fielded a team which posted a time of 49.78 seconds to finish second. The lineup of sophomore Monique Loney (Stamford, Conn.), sophomore Jackie Price (Brick, N.J.), sophomore Nicki Zeigler (Circleville, N.Y.) and freshman Melanie Hill (Danbury, Conn.) put together a time which tentatively ranks fourth in the Northeast-10 on the season, though the national reporting site has yet to be updated with all of Saturday's meets. The mark is the best time of the season for the Ravens in the event.
Hill also had a top-five finish as an individual on Saturday, as she ran a time of 13 seconds flat in the 100-meter dash. The time is currently 15th in the Northeast-10 and was good for fourth at the meet. Also on the track, freshman Breigh Souliere (Cumberland, R.I.) finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles, stopping the clock at 15.53. The time is her fastest of the season and ranks 11th in the Northeast-10.
Sophomore Nadine Hyde (Maple Valley, Wash.) rounded out the top-five finishes for Franklin Pierce on Saturday afternoon with a fourth-place finish in the discus (36.23m).
The Ravens return to the track on Saturday, April 19, at the Sean Collier Invitational, hosted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.
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