Davidson’s Yarborough’s 10K Title Highlights Day One of A-10 Championships
AMHERST, Mass. –Davidson senior Caroline Yarbrough opened the day by claiming the 10,000-meter crown at the 2019 Atlantic 10 Outdoor Championship Saturday at the UMass Track & Field Complex.
Yarbrough broke away in the final mile to run away from the field for a new personal best time of 34:27.15 and her fourth individual A-10 track title. With her result, the Greensboro, N.C., native provisionally qualified for the NCAA East Prelim May 23-25 in Jacksonville, Fla. It was the first time Yarbrough broke 35 minutes – her previous best, 35:19.73, at the 2018 A-10 Champs.
Davidson will have a strong contingent of ‘Cats return for Sunday’s final sections.
Once again, sophomore Eleni Daughters smashed her 800-meter personal best, stopping the clock in 2:08.82 and earned an automatic spot in the finals.
A pair of sprinters made their mark on the program with new school records. Senior Tori Long reset her own standard in the 400-meter run, stopping the clock in 55.75 seconds, the sixth fastest on the day. Junior Katie Hines claimed the final spot in the 100-meter dash finals, racing down the home stretch in 12.36 seconds and downing Kim Colley’s record of 12.43 seconds.
Although they will not advance to final sections, a bunch of ‘Cats posted new personal best times on the day. Senior Sophia Mills stopped the clock in the 800-meter in 2:11.86, the 11th fastest time.
Freshman Anna Davis stopped the clock in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:02.94, the second quickest time in Davidson history. In the sprints, sophomore Saidah Rahman (12.98 seconds) in the 100-meter dash and freshman Marquia Humphries (25.52 seconds) in the 200-meter set new PR’s.
George Mason leads after the first day of action after registering 54 points. Dayton (46) and host VCU (31) fill out the top-three. Davidson picked up 10 points and currently ranks 10th. The Wildcats wrap up the A-10 Championship tomorrow, Sunday, May 5.