February 15, 2004

Women's Track and Field Races to 11 PR's at Fast Track Invitational

Feb. 14, 2004

Boston, MA- The women's track and field team fulfilled their goal of getting good seed times at the Fast Track Invitational on February 13-14 for the upcoming Heptagonal Championships. The team performed well in nearly every event from the 55m to the 5K. Eleven different athletes achieved personal records in their respective events.

The distance crew continued their recent success with PR's in the 800, mile, 3000, and 5000. In the 800, freshman Naja Ferjan (Ljubljan, Slovenia) ran to a second place finish with a league leading time of 2:09.63. She was followed by sophomore Anna Willard (Greenwood, ME) in sixth place with a PR of 2:11.9. In the mile run, senior Caci Cambruzzi (Cincinnati, OH) also ran to a PR with a time of 4:57.15. In the 3000m, senior Julie Komosinski (San Diego, CA) and freshman Madeleine Marecki (Morris, CT) also ran personal bests. Competing in the 5000m, Nora Sullivan '06 (Cambridge, MA), Meredith Crocker '05 (Wakefield, RI), and Anya Davidson '06 (Brunswick, ME) recorded some big PRs. Sullivan placed 5th with a time of 16:45.89, while Crocker followed close behind in 7th with a time of 16:53.61.

The sprint team improved their performances and now have four women in the league's 200m Top 12 list. Senior Lauren Linder (Atlanta, GA) tops this list due to her 4th place finish at today's meet with a time of 25.07. Linder also competed well in the 55m dash, running to a personal best in that event. Other PRs from the sprinters came from freshman Lauren Hale (Warren, RI) in the 200m, and sophomore Emily Lewis-LaMonica (Lawrenceville, NJ) in the 400m.

The distance medley relay team ran the second fastest time in school history despite leading the entire race. Cambruzzi led the way, handing off to Kelly Powell '06 (East Patchogue, NY) who ran a 56.6 400m leg. Powell handed off to Willard, who handed off to anchor Katherine Kosub (San Antonio, TX) for a 5:01 1600m. The 1600m relay team, consisting of Lewis-Lamonica, senior Julia Stevenson (Bowie, MD) (56.6), Powell, and Ferjan, also performed well, placing second with a time of 3:51.4. Their time is good for second place in the overall league standings.

On the field, freshman Laura Dudek (West Warren, MA) threw the shot put far enough for a personal best. Senior Katie Rowinski (Wakefield, RI) proved she is returning to previous form with her 4th place finish in the high jump.

These performances all bode well for the upcoming Heptagonal Championships, which take place in two weeks. The team returns to competition next weekend at the USATF-NE Championships in Cambridge, MA on February 22.

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