Women’s track and field hits ground running at ODACs

The women’s indoor track and field team competed in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championships on Feb. 24 in Salem, Va. The team would end the day placed sixth.

The bulk of the women’s points at ODACs came from the 400-m dash where three Marlin runners placed in the top ten. Senior Kwonsha Washington placed fifth with a time of 1:02.42, senior Alizae Dollins placed sixth with a time of 1:03.25, and sophomore Arianna Ward placed eighth with a time of 1:03.66.

“As a senior and captain of the women’s track and field program I cannot even explain how proud I am of my teammates. We have been through a lot this indoor season and have had to deal with adversity in so many ways,” Alizae Dollins said.

Dollins, Washington, and Ward would then all team up with senior Terra Caple for the 4x400m relay, where they placed second with a time of 4:13.37.

“We compete all year, most teams have already had their seasons or some are just beginning, but here we are still going at it. We’ve got one more season left and I will miss running, not for myself, but for my team,” Dollins said.

Megan Sherman