Hochuli, Watson set women’s track records at Osprey Open

Hochuli, Watson set women’s track records at Osprey Open

POMONA, N.J. – Three school records fell for the Philadelphia University women's track & field team at the Osprey Open on Saturday at Stockton University

Victoria Hochuli (Rockville Centre, N.Y./Oceanside) ended Saturday as the record holder in the 100-meter high hurdles and the 400-meter hurdles after breaking a pair of five-year-old records. She ran the high hurdles in a time of 17.22 seconds, nearly a second faster than the old record of 18.18. In the 400-meter hurdles, Hochuli completed the race in 1:10.85, smashing the previous record of 1:17.61. She finished fourth in the 400 hurdles and fifth in the high hurdles.

The previous records were set by Alexandra Perrine back in 2012.

Stephanie Watson (Newport, Vt./North Country Union) became the first Ram to go under 5 minutes in the 1,500-meter run, crossing the finish line in 4 minutes, 57.71 seconds to grab the school record and finish third on Saturday. Taylor Falvey had the old record of 5:00.53, which she set in 2014.

Along with her school record, Watson also led the Rams in the 5,000-meter run as she posted the team's fastest time of the season of 18:49.30, which was good for third place on Saturday. Victoria Frisbie (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn) claimed fifth place with a time of 19:22.46. Nicole Stough (York, Pa./West York) crossed the finish line in 20:56.26 to post an eighth-place finish. Maria Santangelo (Abington, Pa./AIM Academy) was 11th with a time of 22:11.50, while Erin Raup (Danville, Pa./Danville Area) came in 12th with a time of 22:27.27.

All five Rams set a personal best time in the race.

Although she didn't set a record on Saturday, Lindsey Carl (Berwick, Pa./Central Columbia) had a solid day as she won the high jump for the second straight week. After passing on the first two heights, Carl cleared her opening height of 1.45 meters in one attempt and the next height of 1.50 meters in two tries. Carl would win the event after successfully leaping 1.55 meters on her first attempts.

Carl went on to set season bests in the discus (26.15 meters), shot put (9.22 meters), and long jump (3.99 meters).

Philadelphia's 4x800-meter relay team of Frisbie, Watson, Erin Young (Huntingdon Valley, Pa./Archbishop Wood), and Meghan Horan (Honey Brook, Pa./Twin Valley) recorded a third-place time of 10:06.99, a season best.

The Rams return to the track on Saturday, April 22 at the Widener Invitational.