Blazek, Goldrich Pace Women’s Track & Field at River Hawks Opener

Blazek, Goldrich Pace Women’s Track & Field at River Hawks Opener


SELINSGROVE, Pa. - Sophomore Gabby Blazek (New Orleans, La./Louis S. McGehee) had the highest finish of the night, while senior Soliana Goldrich (Austin, Texas/Beachwood) posted a pair of top finishes in the final meet of her collegiate career on Friday evening, leading the Goucher College women's track & field team at the River Hawks Opener held at Susquehanna.

Blazek led the Gophers on the night, as she posted one of the best performances in program history in the pole vault, clearing in nine feet, 6.25 inches (the second-best mark in indoor program history). The mark put her in a tie for first in the event overall, in which she was defeated in a jump-off with Ryleigh Edmonds of Susquehanna.

Goldrich, meanwhile, was third in the 3000-meter run with a time of 11:22.62 and fifth in the one-mile run in 5:39.57. Goldrich's time in the 3k was the fourth fastest time in the event in indoor program history, while the mark in the mile was the seventh fastest, all-time.

Elsewhere, first-year Kennedy Lowry qualified for the finals of the 60-meter run, finishing in sixth with a time of 8.91 in the finals. Rounding out the top performers on the evening for the women's team was fellow first-year Mikayla Hinnant who finished eighth in the weight throw (25 feet, 9.25 inches) and ninth in the shot put (27 feet, 11.50 inches).

The Goucher College women's track & field team will now be idle for the Holiday season, returning to action on January 20 at the Collegeville Classic held at Ursinus.