HU Women’s Track Posts Six Event Victories at Rhodes Invitational

Courtesy Harding University Athletics Department

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Harding women’s outdoor track and field team recorded six event victories Saturday at the Rhodes Invitational.

Senior Portia Bell of Pacoima, Calif., won both the 100 meters and 200 meters. She defeated 32 other runners to win the 100 meters in 12.48 seconds. It was her second career victory in the event. She then outran 40 other competitors gain her third career event victory in the 200 meters in 25.09.

Sophomore Ewa Zaborowska won the 800 meters in 2:15.15, her third career victory in the event.

Harding won both the 4×400 relay and the 4×800 relay. The Lady Bisons’ team of Lydia Gordon, Kristen Celsor, Sarah Coleman and Bell won the 4×400 in 4:02.75. The quartet of Amber Priest, Zaborowska, Tammy Kim and Dallis Bailey defeated seven other teams to win the 4×800 in 9:32.63.

Harding had one victory and two second-place finishes in the field events. Celsor notched her sixth career victory in the high jump, clearing 5 feet, 4¼ inches. Senior Tiffany Chambers cleared 10 feet, 6 inches to place second in the pole vault, and freshman Rachael Domeyer finished second in the javelin with a mark of 115 feet, 8 inches, only four inches short of the Harding record. 

Harding will be back in action Saturday at the UCA Open in Conway, Ark.

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