CM alumni Laurel Moyer runs to pair of school records at LHU

(LHU ATHLETICS) Central Mountain alumni and LHU athlete Laurel Moyer runs in a track event this season.

KENT, Ohio – Laurel Moyer (Lock Haven, Pa./Central Mountain) ran to a pair of school records Saturday for the Lock Haven University women’s indoor track & field team as the Bald Eagles closed the 2019-20 regular season at the Kent State Tune Up.

Moyer ran to a school record at 1,000-meters to open the day and she returned to action late in the day to bookend her record-breaking day with a dazzling effort in the 3,000-meter run.

LHU prepped for the postseason with a number of Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) championship qualifying marks and standout-jumper Karina Long (Hummelstown, Pa./Lower Dauphin) soared to a season-best mark in the long jump.

Moyer, the Bald Eagles mid-distance and distance standout, prepped for the postseason in a big way, thanks to a dominating effort in the 1,000-meter run. She was third overall and the top Division II finisher in the a race that saw her run 2:57.61 and break her own school record, which she established last season in the event. Moyer was third out of 14 total runners in the event.

Moyer capped a sensational day with a second school record, this time at 3,000-meters. Her time of 9.58.79 broke a nine-year old school record. The top Division II finisher in the field, she was second out of 27-plus runners. The time just missed the NCAA DII provisional championship standard and is the No. 2 mark this season in the PSAC.

Long was third in the long jump with a season-best (#PSAC) mark of 18-06.00. Long added an 11th place finish in the triple jump (35-06.75, #PSAC).

Moyer, Long and the rest of the Bald Eagles used Saturday’s meet to tune up for next weekend’s PSAC Championships.

Riyana Owens (Red Lion, Pa./Dallastown) turned in another fine effort in the 60-meter dash. She ran a PSAC mark of 7.87 and was fifth overall. Ana Concepcion (Allentown, Pa./Louis E. Dieruff) finished 13th in the 60 with a time of 8.06, which narrowly missed her season-best mark and a PSAC qualifying time. In the same event (60m), Kayla Brathwaite (Arouca, Trinidad & Tobago/Bishop Anstey East) ran 8.25 (22nd).

Brathwaite came back and ran well at 400 meters, finishing eighth overall with a time of 1:00.73. The time – a PSAC mark – proved to be another fast late-season mark.

Concepcion was 10th in the 200-meter dash with a season-best mark of 26.43.

Thrower Arianna Moyer (Enola, Pa./Bucknell) hit a PSAC mark in the weight throw (44-11.50, 11th), Emily Labar (Bangor, Pa./Bangor) hit a PSAC mark in the high jump (4-11.00, 12th) and Billie Jo Bollinger (Manheim, Pa./Manheim Central) ran 9.46 in the 60-meter hurdles (9.46, PSAC).

LHU is now focused on the postseason and the Bald Eagles will return to action at the conference championship meet. The 2019-20 PSAC Indoor Championships are set for this weekend (Saturday & Sunday, February 29 – March 1) at Edinboro University.