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Feb. 27, 2006
COLLEGEVILLE, PA - Several first-place finishes and school records highlighted the 2006 Centennial Conference Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships for Johns Hopkins at Ursinus College.
In the team scoring, the Blue Jays placed fifth, scoring 77 points, a Centennial Championship-best for the program. Haverford claimed the title with 135.5 points.
Posting the most prolific championship performance was Giselle Joseph, a second-place finisher and school record-breaker in three individual events. In Saturday's competition, Joseph posted a time of 7.46 in the 55 meter trials, earning an ECAC Qualifying time. A time of 59.53 in the 400 meter run gave Joseph a second-place finish, as she crossed the line only a half second behind the winning time. Joseph claimed another second-place spot with a time of 26.63 in the 200 meter dash. In Sunday's competition, Joseph took second in the 55 meter finals.
First-place finishes for the Blue Jays came on the field side of the event, as Amarachi Onyima claimed the shot put title with a distance of 12.13 meters while Lauren Chun produced a leap of 10'7" in the pole vault to earn a title.
Ilolochika Emuh produced a pair of strong finishes as well, taking second in the long jump with a distance of 5.25 meters and third in the triple jump with a leap of 10.82 meters.
Other ECAC qualifiers included Jessica Reeves with a jump of 2.75 in the pole vault, while Rachel Hogen qualified with a time of 10:43.53 in the 3,000 meter run, placing sixth. Hogen also established a personal-best in the mile run, finishing in 5:19.62.
Another school record fell as Joseph, Jordan Ireton, Francesca Peretti, and Jessica Reeves placed fourth in 4x200m relay with a time of 1:49.33.
2006 Centennial Conference Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships
1. Haverford - 135.5 points
2. Muhlenberg - 134
3. Dickinson - 129
4. Gettyburg - 81
5. Johns Hopkins - 77
6. Franklin & Marshall - 35.5
7. Ursinus - 33
8. McDaniel - 25
9. Swarthmore - 9
10. Bryn Mawr - 4