UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Feb. 8, 2014 – Redshirt senior Katie Harman (Clarksville, Md./River Hill) ran to a second-place finish in the mile run, highlighting the James Madison track & field team’s results on the final day of the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup hosted by Penn State. The Dukes added three more ECAC qualifiers on the day, giving them 16 for the season.
Harman’s time of 4:51.73 helped her take second in the 22-runner event. Already an ECAC qualifier in the mile, Harman improved on her season-best time by five seconds and moved to fifth on JMU’s all-time indoor rankings. Freshman Tessa Mundell (Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin) was seventh, meeting the ECAC standard with a time of 4:57.37.
JMU’s other two ECAC qualifiers on the day came in the 800-meter run. Junior Morgan Sheaffer (New Bloomfield, Pa./West Perry) took fourth out of 19 runners with her time of 2:13.18, while junior Tiel Westbrook (Mechanicsville, Va./Lee-Davis) wasn’t far behind, finishing seventh in 2:13.45.
Freshman Ebony Owusu-Sampah (Woodbridge, Va./C.D. Hylton) continued the successful start to her collegiate career, posting yet another top-five finish. She took fourth out of 18 athletes in the triple jump with a leap of 11.71 meters. She has been in the top five in five of the six events she has competed in this season, including a runner-up showing in the long jump on Friday.
Other notable results for the Dukes included sophomore Kathleen Stewart (Holland, Pa./Council Rock South), who was fifth in the 3,000-meter run, junior Destiny Simmons (Staunton, Va./Robert E. Lee), who was seventh in the 400-meter dash and junior Kelsey Langton (Hamilton Square, N.J./ Notre Dame H.S.), who was ninth in the 600-meter run.
JMU returns to action Friday when it travels to Lynchburg, Va. for the Liberty Quad meet.