UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va.- The Richmond track & field team opened the first day of the ninth-annual Fred Hardy Invitational Friday evening at the Fred Hardy Track at Robins Stadium.
Elizabeth Schinski highlighted day one with a second-place finish in the 3000-kilometer steeplechase.
Amber Young continued her success in the 400-meter hurdles, starting her outdoor season with a fifth-place finish (1:03.22).
In the 5000-meters, Molly Parsons ran a highly competitive and tight race to earn 13th place with a 18:34.55 mark.
Leading the group of three Spiders running in the 1500-meters was Clare Moretz. She finished 21st that posted a time of 4:46.95. Finishing right behind Moretz was Emily Graber (4:47.36), while Kelly Bailey ran strong, taking 26th (4:49.26).
In field events, Sarah Timko took 10th in the high jump with a height of 1.45m.
Representing the men’s cross country team for Richmond were Matthew Groff and Paul Myer. Groff claimed third-place (3:54.32) amongst a strong field of runners. Myer also had a solid performance, finishing 22nd (4:04.02).
Saturday’s second and final day of Fred Hardy action begins at 9 a.m. with the men’s discus at the Upper Practice Fields on the Westhampton side of campus along Crenshaw Way behind Parking Lot W39.
Events at Robins Stadium begin at 10 a.m. with the women’s long jump. Running events are scheduled to start at 11 a.m. with the women’s 100-meter hurdle. Prior to the start of the running events the Spider seniors will be recognized for a Senior Day ceremony.
Live stream of the video is available here.
Live results will also be provided throughout the meet. A recap together with complete results can be found on RichmondSpiders.com following Saturday’s events.