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Dani Bland Breaks 200m Dash Record as Eagles Win Berry Field Day Invitational

Dani Bland Breaks 200m Dash Record as Eagles Win Berry Field Day Invitational

The Emory University Women's Track and Field team won the Berry Field Day Invitational this weekend on the strength of five event victories and one school record falling. The Eagles scored a total of 167 points to win the meet which featured 17 schools, 52 points more than second place West Georgia.

For the second time this spring, sophomore Dani Bland broke an Emory school record. Bland turned in a time of 24.41, breaking Debora Adjibaba's previous school record of 24.64 set at the Furman Blue Shoes Invitational in April of 2013. Earlier this outdoor season, Bland eclipsed Adjibaba's top mark in the 100m Dash.

Four different Eagles notched individual event wins for Emory this weekend. Senior Mia Eisenhandler finished as the top finisher in the 3000m Steeplechase, headlining a quartet of Eagles that placed among the top four finishers. Eisenhandler posted a season-best time of 11:20.12 to win the event. Sophomore Ariana Newhouse (58.00) won the 400m Dash as she edged out teammate junior Erica Goldman (58.39).

In the 800m Run, junior Gabrielle Stravach clocked in her fastest time of her career at 2:14.32 to win the event and in the pole vault, freshman Isabel Saridakis claimed the top position with a mark of 3.20m.

The 4x100m Relay featuring Bland, Newhouse, sophomore Dilys Osei and junior Julia Leventhal rounded out the event wins for the Eagles as the group crossed the finish line in a time of 48.35, the fastest time of any Emory relay team in the event so far this season.

The Eagles will be back in action next weekend at Sewanee University for the Mountain Laurel Invitational. The meet will serve as the final meet before the University Athletic Association Championships in Chicago, IL on April 22nd and 23rd.