BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Sophomore Charlotte Myers set a school record to highlight the second and final day of competition for the Miami University women's track and field team at the Gladstein Invitational, hosted by Indiana University at Gladstein Fieldhouse.
Myers (Bexley, Ohio) surpassed the school record in the 600m run with a time of 1:34.01, which earned her sixth in the 600m run invitational final. She broke Becca Williams' record by 0.38 seconds as Williams' time of 1:34.39 had stood since 1996.
Senior Layne Baggett (Pittsburgh, Pa.) finished third in the 60m hurdles final in 8.56, which is one of the top-10 times in school history, after she was the top qualifier in Friday's prelims in 8.51. She finished behind a pair of Ohio State hurdlers.
Freshman Kala Allen (East Amherst, N.Y.) crossed in ninth in the 60m dash final in a season-best 7.83 after qualifying 14th in 7.85 on Friday. Baggett had also qualified for the 60m dash final, taking eighth in Friday's prelims, but skipped the race to focus on the 60m hurdles final.
In the 800m run invitational final, sophomore Taylor Wickware (Geneva, Ill.) captured sixth in 2:14.82 while in the regular 800m run, freshman Megan Beaver (Brecksville, Ohio) placed fifth in 2:16.57 in her first collegiate 800m. Classmate Lauren Schattinger (Cortland, Ohio) was seventh in the 200m dash in 25.78 in her first collegiate 200m race.
In field action, redshirt senior Samantha Gable (Greenfield, Ind.) claimed eighth in the weight throw with a toss of 16.76m/55-0. In the only other field event contested Saturday, sophomore Jasmine Watts (Carmel, Ind.) took 10th in the long jump with a leap of 5.17m/16-11.5, which she achieved on her final attempt after fouling the first two times.
The RedHawks concluded the meet by taking third in the 4x400m relay as Allen, Myers, freshman Kathie Wollney (Cary, Ill.) and sophomore Gretchen Walter (Piqua, Ohio) combined to clock 3:50.75, finishing .08 seconds behind Tennessee State and four seconds back of winner Ohio State in a field of 19.
For a recap of action from day one at the Gladstein Invitational, click here.
Next weekend, Miami will split up with some athletes going to the BGSU Team Challenge in Bowling Green, Ohio Friday, Jan. 25 while the rest of the squad will compete at the University of Kentucky's Rod McCravy Memorial in Lexington, Ky. Jan. 25-26.