Rampf hits NCAA auto mark in steeplechase at Bulls Invite

Rampf hits NCAA auto mark in steeplechase at Bulls Invite

TAMPA, Fla. – Saint Leo junior Colett Rampf hit the NCAA Division II automatic qualifying mark in the 3000m steeplechase in her first race of the season, on Saturday's second day of competition at the University of South Florida's Bulls Invitational at the USF Track & Field Complex.

Rampf posted a time of 10:18.99 in Saturday's 3000m steeplechase, less than a half-second off her personal best time of 10:18.56 set last season at the 122nd Penn Relays Carnival. The automatic qualifying mark for the steeplechase in 2017 is 10:21.33.

Junior Haley Roussell posted a 12th place finish in the 800m run, clocking a time of 2:23.23. Also running in the 800m were sophomore Alyssa Bayliff (2:31.30) and freshman Kamryn Kimmel (2:34.86), who finished 18th and 20th respectively.

Three Lions were also entered in the 1500m run, with senior Natalie McCormick leading the trio in 14th place with a time of 5:01.28. Senior Tiffany Gargiulo was 18th with a time of 5:09.11, while sophomore Noemi Anaya clocked a time of 5:16.40 and was 22nd.

In the 200m dash, Saint Leo was represented by freshman Deirra Washington and sophomore Victoria Quarles. Washington posted a time of 34.54 seconds, while Quarles was close behind with a  time of 34.83 seconds.

The next team meet for Saint Leo women's track will be back at the University of South Florida on April 21 and 22, when the team competes at the USF Invitational.

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