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Georgetown College women's track and field team took another stride forward this past weekend. The women finished fifth with 120 points, seven behind third place University or Rio Grande, in the Mid-South Conference Championships.
The Tigers finished seventh out of eight teams a year ago and just managed 73 points.
"We had a multitude of athletes scoring and were even able to pick up several scoring spots in a couple of events," said GC coach Todd McDaniel. "This was a good weekend and a good test against a lot of top competition. We have two meets left to work on qualifying standards and trying to make the national meet."
Junior Bea Cameron had a big day, scoring 33 points for Georgetown including 10 in winning the heptathlon. She finished first in the 100-meter hurdles and shot put, second in the 200-meter dash, 800-meter run, long jump, javelin and high jump to amass 3,623 points. Second to her was Lindsey Wilson's Kimberley Stevens with 3,567 points.
Outside of the heptathlon, Cameron finished fifth in the 400-meter hurdles, second in the long jump, fourth in the triple jump and ran the second leg of the 4x100-meter relay's third place team.
On the team with her was Catherine Tincher, Keyvin Parker and Elena Bertuccio.
Bertuccio also got points for GC in the 100-meter dash, finishing third. Tincher took seventh in the 100-meter hurdles for points.
It was a solid day for the Tigers distance runners as well.
Miranda Mullins finished fifth in the 800-meter run, sixth in the 1,500-meter run, started the 4x400-meter relay team that took fifth and ran the second leg of the 4x800-meter relay that finished third.
On the 4x400 team was Rachael Wilson, Kelsey Gregory and Marissa Hale. In the 4x800 it was Hale, Gregory and Godar.
Godar finished second in the 1,500 and third in the 5,000-meter run. Mary Jefferson scored in the 5,000 as well, finishing eighth.
Jefferson was not done, taking fourth in the 10,000-meter run.
Hale scored for the Orange & Black in the 3,000 steeplechase in fifth place. Taylor Smith finished the 5,000-meter race walk in 38:29.98 for sixth.
Field events also racked in the points.
Ashlee Howe finished second in the high jump and fifth in the triple jump. Shelby England was fifth in the high jump. England was seventh in the long jump.
Maggie Murdock won the pole vault with a 2.89-meter clear. Shawna Parson finished fourth.
Whitney King's 22.25-meter throw in the hammer was good enough for eighth place.
Georgetown heads to Bloomington, Ind. this weekend for the Billy Hayes Invitational.
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