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Weekly Sports Recap: Nov. 27- Dec. 4


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Basketball

11/29 - vs. Mary Washington University

On Tuesday, Meredith lost their away basketball game against Mary Washington University with a final score of 45-68. Despite a strong start in the first quarter, the Angels could not hold on to get the victory against a very talented Mary Washington team. Senior Kate Perko led the team with 16 points, while also adding 11 rebounds. Guards Mikayla Thompson and Deja Morgan both scored eight points for the Angels.


12/3 - vs. Southern Virginia University

The Meredith College basketball team lost their game against the Southern Virginia University Knights 58-86. Kate Perko tallied a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Deja Morgan also scored 13 points for the Angels. The Angels struggled to get going in the first quarter and could not bounce back after a slow start. Meredith now falls to 1-5 overall, and 1-3 in the USA South Conference. The team’s next game is on December 17th vs. Bridgewater College.


Track and Field

12/4 - JDL Fast Track Early Bird Invitational @ Winston-Salem, N.C.


The Meredith track and field team kicked off their season this weekend at the JDL Fast Track Early Bird Invitational. In the 400 meter race, Grace Olufemi-Ajayi placed 29th overall with a time of 28.27 seconds, Anyla Lucas placed 34th with a time of 28.76 seconds, Megan Philbin placed 42nd with a time of 30.40 seconds, and Dakota Mason placed 45th with a time of 31.71 seconds. In the 400 meter race, Jazmin Reyes placed 31st overall with a time 1:14.11.


Laura Brown and Dahlia Romero-Ambrocio competed in the 800 meter race; Brown placed 24th with a time of 3:12.24, and Romero-Ambrocio placed 25th with a time of 3:12.26. In the 1000 meter race, Carly O’Toole placed 5th for the Angels with a time of 3:11.86, Madelyn Merna placed 7th with a time of 3:20.56, Caitlin Brown placed 11th with a time of 3:31.23, and Ashleigh Pemberton placed 12th with a time of 3:33.66.


Meredith had two runners place in the women’s one mile race; Andrea Gallegos placed 16th with a time of 5:48.46, and Michelle Gladdis placed 20th with a time of 6:25.31. In the 3000 meter race, Isabel Zimmerman finished 6th with a time of 10:21.61, Corrine Weaver finished 11th with a time of 10:39.62, and Amethyst Joseph placed 18th with a time of 11:19.81.


Meredith’s 4x400 meter relay team consisting of Olufemi-Ajayi, Joseph, Weaver and Zimmerman, placed 8th overall. Meredith placed 1st overall in the women’s 4x800 meter relay with runners Caitlin, Gallegos, Merna and O’Toole. Four runners placed in the 60 meter qualifying race; Olufemi-Ajayi placed 8th with a time of 8.29, Lucas placed 9th with a time of 8.32, Philbin placed 26th with a time of 9.08, and Mason placed 27th with a time of 9.17.


In the women’s shot put, Abby Black placed 30th with a distance of 7.27 meters, Emma Pritchard placed 31st with a distance of 6.87 meters, and Kaile Thompson placed 35th with a distance of 4.85 meters. In the women’s weight throw, Black placed 20th with a distance of 7.18 meters, Pritchard placed 22nd with a distance of 5.96 meters, and Thompson placed 23rd with a distance of 5.89 meters.

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