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Jay to test mettle at PSAC meet

| Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Photo courtesy of California University of Pennsylvania athletics
Bria Jay, at left, will compete in both individual and relay sprint events at the PSAC meet at Millersville University. The championships start on May 9, 2013.

Plum graduate Bria Jay, a junior sprinter on the California University of Pennsylvania women's track and field team, will make her return to the PSAC outdoor championships, which begin Thursday and run through Saturday at Millersville University.

Jay has fielded a season full of highlights this spring, and she qualified for the PSAC meet in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.88 seconds at the Paul Kaiser Classic, hosted by Shippensburg University, on April 27.

Jay also punched her ticket to the PSAC meet in the 200 dash at the Bucknell Classic on April 13.

She reached the league-qualifying standard by posting a time of 26.47 seconds.

Each school in the PSAC qualifies one team for each relay event, and Jay will be a part of the Lady Vulcans 4x100 relay.

Jay helped the 4x100 relay set a school record of 47.02 in winning the title at last year's PSAC champ- ionships.

She also earned All-PSAC honors after placing third in the finals of the 100 meters (12.14), and she scored in the 200 meters by finishing fourth with a career-best time of 25.07.

The Cal U women's sprint relay posted a season-best time of 49.01 to take 55th overall at the Penn Relays on April 25.

Jay and her 4x100 teammates finished second by less than two tenths of a second (49.35) at the Ed Fry Invitational at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on April 20.

At the Slippery Rock Open on April 5, the 4x100 relay won the event with a time of 49.63.

Before the season-best at the Penn Relays, the 4x100's previous top mark this season was a 49.07 at N.C. State's Raleigh Relays on March 30.

The 4x100 kicked off the outdoor season at the Cal U Early Bird Meet on March 23, and the Vulcans cruised to a victory by more than three seconds with a time of 49.66.

The NCAA Division II Championships are May 23 to 25 in Pueblo, Colo. The automatic-qualifying times for nationals are 45.59 for the 4x100, 11.56 for the 100 meters and 23.80 for the 200 meters.

The NCAA provisional times are 47.11 for the 4x100, 12.04 for the 100 meters and 24.62 for the 200 meters.

Brittany Amori

Jay's Cal U teammate and fellow Plum graduate, Brittany Amori, also will make a return to the PSAC championships.

Amori will run the 5,000 meters. She qualified for the league-championship meet with a second-place finish in the 5,000 in a time of 18:54.08 at the Slippery Rock Open on April 5.

Amori also fared well at the Paul Kaiser Classic. She placed seventh in the 5,000 with a time of 19:03.40.

Amori also ran the 5,000 at the 2011 PSAC outdoor championships and at the 2012 PSAC indoor meet.

She ran a career-best 5,000 time of 18:52.10 at the Wheeling Jesuit Invite in 2011.

Michael Love is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-388-5825 or at mlove@tribweb.com.

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