April 27, 2017—Mount St. Mary's senior Kelly Yanucil won the javelin at the Penn Relays for the second consecutive year on Thursday night. Yanucil broke her own school record with a winning throw of 51.75m (169' 9") to become just the sixth woman in meet history to repeat as collegiate champion.
Yanucil's had her winning mark of 51.75m (169' 9") on her third throw of the competition. It topped her previous best of 51.07m (167' 6") that earned her Second Team All-America honors and a ninth place finish NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., last year. Yanucil's throws in the javelin were 49.77m, 45.89m, 51.75m, 50.15m, foul and 47.09m. Her winning throw last year at the Penn Relays was 50.11m (164' 4").
Also for the Mount on Thursday, Elissa Ingram finished tied for ninth in the college division of the pole vault, clearing 3.50m (11' 5.75") while Natalia Hinton was 11th in the college division long jump with a mark of 5.69m. The Mount's women's 4x400m relay team of Mariah McLane, Clarke Hooper, Chardane Logan and Isabel Ross finished second in their heat and 41st out of 71 teams with a time of 3:53.40. Erin Sample finished 25th in the field of 55 with a mark of 13.16m (43' 2.25").
Friday, the Mount's Julian Woods competes in the 400m and 110m hurdles while the men's 4x100m relay team will also be in action.