Kamillah Smith Wins Two Events in First Home Meet
TOWSON, Md. — As hosts of the Goucher Track & Field Classic, the Gophers received stellar performances from three runners, taking home four individual titles and breaking a program record and a Gopher Stadium record.
Kamillah Smith (Northampton, Mass./Amherst Regional) opened up her first-ever home meet with the fourth-fastest 100-meter time in program history, 12.85. Seeded first in the final, Smith blew away the competition with a time of 13.05, almost a full second faster than her closest competitor.
The freshman was back in action in the 200, posting the third fastest time in program history (26.74) to take her second title of the day.
No competitor in the 400 hurdles finished within three seconds of Jaclyn Kellon (Cleveland Heights, Ohio/St. Peter Chanel), competing in her final regular season home meet. The senior set a stadium record with a time of 1:05.01, breaking the previous mark by over a second.
Kellon's time is the second-fastest in program history, .17 seconds behind her own top mark.
In the last individual race of the day, Katherine Currier (Brooklyn, N.Y./LaGuardia) bested the field by almost three minutes, setting a school record in the process. Her time of 18:36.65 in the 5,000 meters beat her own program record, set last year.
Other Goucher runners fared well enough to end up in the top three. Christine Cherry (Laurel, Md./Meade) opened today's running events with a third place finish in the 10,000 meters.
Sara Aganovic (Pasadena, Md./McDonogh) finished in third place in the long jump and was the runner-up in the triple jump.
Maafio Appiah-Padi (Edmonton, Alberta/Lewisburg Area) was third in the hammer throw.
In the final event of the day, the 4x400 relay team of Jewell Porter (Silver Spring, Md./John F. Kennedy), Stephanie Correa (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora), Danielle Granger (Amherst, Va./Amherst County) and Kellon finished third.
Porter was also third in the 100 behind Smith.
Smith, Correa, Granger and Kellon also teamed up to finish third in the 4x100.
Goucher's other podium finish came from Hadley Couraud (East Lansing, Mich./East Lansing), whose time of 12:07.72 was good for second place in the 3,000.