BOSTON, Mass. - Six members of the Holy Cross women's track and field team hit New England Championship qualifying marks at the Boston Indoor Games in Boston, Mass. on Friday evening. Host Northeastern won the team competition with 135.25 points, while the Crusaders finished ninth out of 17 teams with 31 points. Sophomore Katelyn Hartnett (Danvers, Mass.) led the Crusaders with a first place finish and New England Championship qualifying time of 2:16.13 in the 800.
Sophomore Erin Linnehan (Litchfield, N.H.) was the first Crusader to finish with a New England Championship qualifying time. Linnehan finished the 55 meter hurdles in fifth place with a time of 8.47 seconds. Senior Tiffany Reid (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) qualified for the Championship with a sixth place finish in the 55 meter dash with a time of 7.38 seconds. Sophomore Paige Sutherland (Groveland, Mass.) qualified in the one mile with a seventh place finish and time of 5:05.37, while senior Maureen Meagher (Allentown, Pa.) and junior Courtney Burgess (Dracut, Mass.) each qualified in the 1,000 with times of 3:02.88 and 3:02.99 respectively.
In the field events, Holy Cross was led by a sixth place finish in the shot put by sophomore Alexandria Culkeen (Beverly, Mass.). Culkeen finished with a distance of 12.20 meters, while senior Chantal Couture (Taunton, Mass.) placed seventh with a distance of 11.50 meters. Senior Rachel Amaral (Raynham, Mass.) placed 11th in the weight throw with a distance of 13.72 meters.
Holy Cross travels to Orono, Maine on Feb. 6 for the Maine Open. Racing is set to begin at 9:00 a.m.