CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Four members of the Holy Cross women's track and field team recorded New England Championship qualifying times at the Harvard Open on Saturday. Three Crusaders recorded New England Championship qualifying times in the 60 meter dash. Sophomore Melanie Forte (Milford, N.H.)finished ninth with a time of 8.05 seconds, senior M. Siobhan Straub (Mattituck, N.Y.) placed 10th with a time of 8.06 seconds and freshman Stephanie Okpoebo (Chelmsford, Mass.) finished 11th with a time of 8.07 seconds. Junior Katelyn Hartnett (Danvers, Mass.) qualified for the New England Championship with a second place finish in the 800 with a time of 2:17.76.
Freshman Kylene Carey (East Bridgewater, Mass.) narrowly missed the New England qualifying mark witht a ninth place finish in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 9.61 seconds. Sophomore Brittany Gorski (Tewksbury, Mass.) finished sixth in the 500 meter dash with a time of 1:21.74 and Okpoebo finished ninth in the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.26 seconds.
The men's team was led by senior Brendan Medeiros (Fall River, Mass.) with a ninth place finish in the one mile with a time of 4:24.98. Senior Alex Johnson (Indianapolis, Ind.) finished 16th in the long jump with a distance of 6.18 meters. Junior Alex Martin (Sutton, Mass.) placed 11th in the triple jump with a distance of 13.41 meters and senior Kenneth McKenna (Ossining, N.Y.) finished 16th in the weight throw with a distance of 13.82 meters.
Holy Cross will take a week off for final exams. The Crusaders will compete at the Boston University Mini Meet on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.