HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The outdoor season continued for the Goshen College women's track and field team as they competed in the Huntington University Invitational on Saturday.
With high winds making for relatively difficult running conditions, the Maple Leafs placed seventh with 27 points. Indiana Wesleyan took the team title with 200.5 points as one of five Crossroads League teams at the event.
After focusing on soccer exclusively prior to this season, senior Bianca Brambila and sophomore Alia Munley have found success on the track in their debut seasons with Goshen. Both had strong runs on Saturday, each earning a pair of top five finishes for the Leafs.
In a field of more than 30, Brambila ran to a second-place finish of 5:04.10 in the 1,500 meters out kicking the third-place runner by just three-tenths of a second on the final stretch. She backed it up with another strong run in the 800 meters, taking fifth place overall in 2:27.16.
Munley, meanwhile, excelled in the sprints and jumps. She won her heat to finish fourth overall in the 100 meters with a season-best time of 13.45 seconds. She also took fifth in the long jump, leaping 15 feet, one-half inch.
The only other top five finish for the Maple Leafs came in the 4x100 meter relay. Munley, along with Avery Bischoff, Kahrya Ramirez, and Liz Tecca ran to fourth place in 52.42 seconds.
In other action, Maria Jantz was eighth in the pole vault (8'11.75") and ninth in the triple jump (27'.5"), Avery Bischoff was 10th in the 100 meters (14.04 seconds), and Dana Christner placed 13th in the 800 meters (2:32.28).
Next up for the Maple Leafs is the Indiana Little State Championships Friday and Saturday in Marion, Ind.