The Howard University women’s track and field team put up a solid performance at the 116th annual Penn Relays this past weekend at historical Franklin Field.

Senior runner Landria Buckley took home a second-place honor after finishing the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 59.03 seconds. She broke her previous season-best time of just more than a minute set earlier this month at the Colonial Relays.

The Lady Bison 400-meter relay team, made up of Danielle Douglas, Brittany Stephens, Buckley and Jami Hardy, finished in a time of 4:01.77.

“I was pleased with how we did considering how young our squad is,” Howard head coach Michael Merritt said. “We had a few mishaps here and there, but overall we did a decent job.”

The men’s track and field team also had decent performances, including strong finishes in the 400-meter and 200-meter relays.

Michael Houston, Richard Williams, Brandon Hill and Stephen Bowe combined to create the 400-meter squad, which finished with a time of 3:16.76, while Tochi Odocha, Mikael LaRoche, Houston and Stephen Small-Warner grouped to run a season-best time of 1:28.06 in the 200-meter contest.

Howard will now prepare for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championships May 6-8.

“We just have to work hard these next couple of weeks and keep our fingers crossed,” Coach Merritt said. “Everything else is out of our hands.”