Dores have strong start at the Colonial Relays

April 6, 2012


Ellie Tidman placed first in the high jump Friday afternoon to lead the Commodores after day one at the Colonial Relays hosted by William & Mary.

Tidman cleared the bar at 5-09.75 for her first place finish. Teammate Brionne Williams came in fourth with her height of 5-05.75. In the pole vault competition, Meagan Martin placed second with a mark of 12-01.50, behind George Mason’s Mandissa Marshall.

In the track events, four Commodores placed in the top-ten in their respective events. Kristen Findley and Jordan White paced each other in the 1500m run for ninth and tenth place finishes. Findley finished a hair ahead of White with a time of 4:25.13; White finished in 4:25.37.

Kristen Smith clocked in with a seventh place time of 16:21.22 in the 5000m, with freshman Grace Orders falling just outside the top-ten group with an 11th place finish of 16:48.87.

Allie Scalf scored fourth overall in her specialty, the 3000m Steeplechase, with a time of 10:46.97, while Amira Joseph, competing in her second Steeplechase event, finished in the top third with a time of 11:07.06.

The Commodores resume competition tomorrow morning as the Colonial Relays continue. The Dores face some of the stiffest competition in the country this weekend, with Olympic hopefuls entering into the events in the hopes of qualifying for London.