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Karen Mount

After running stride-for-stride with Haverford’s Annick Lamar for the better part of three laps, Karen Mount broke away with about 200 meters to go (above) and cruised to a six-second victory in the 1,500. The same two runners battled for the lead again in the 800, and again Mount kicked to the win. Mount, whose two golds outdoors matched her wins in the 800 and mile indoors, also won a silver medal with a 4x400-meter relay team. This is the third straight year a Muhlenberg woman has won two events at the CC outdoor meet.

Karen Mount
Sarah Mitchell Junior Sarah Mitchell (left) won the javelin for the third year in a row, becoming the second Mule to capture gold her freshman, sophomore and junior seasons. The first was Danielle Seiler (right), who made it a perfect 4-for-4 by winning the 400 hurdles in NCAA-provisional time. Seiler is just the fifth four-time outdoor champ in CC women’s history and finished her career with nine career gold medals (six outdoors and three indoors). Danielle Seiler
Lex Mercado Lex Mercado Junior Lex Mercado was in fourth place after the first lap of the 800, but made a strong move at the start of the backstretch (right) to take the lead.

“You can’t panic on the first lap of the 800; you have to be patient,” said Mercado, who also won the 800 indoors. “The last few weeks I’ve been running better when I don’t go out with the leaders. I try to use my kick and my speed to my advantage.”

Mercado added a pair of bronze medals in the 1,500 meters and 4x400 relay.

Jacquelyn Inverso Turnabout was fair play for junior Jacquelyn Inverso, who last year had to settle for silver in the triple jump when she was beaten by less than an inch on the final jump of the competition.

“All I was thinking was that I didn’t want that to happen again,” she said.

It did, but this time it worked to the advantage of Inverso, who had the last jump because she won the preliminaries. Trailing going into that final attempt, she pulled out the gold with a school-record jump of 37-1. The distance also hit the NCAA provisional standard.

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