Women's Track & Field Prepares For Boston Indoor Games

Scoreboard: 2nd of 4 at New Hampshire, Durham, N.H., 1/22
Schedule: Friday, Jan. 28 at Boston Indoor Games, Boston, Mass., 4:00 p.m. 

  • The Holy Cross women's track and field team returns to team competition at the Boston Indoor Games hosted by Northeastern University on Friday, Jan. 28. Competition will occur at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston starting at 4:00 p.m.
  • Last season at the Boston Indoor Games, host Northeastern won the team competition with 135.25 points, while the Crusaders finished ninth out of 17 teams with 31 points. Six members of the Holy Cross women's track and field team hit New England Championship qualifying marks, led by junior Erin Linnehan (Litchfield, N.H.) who 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. Junior Paige Sutherland (Groveland, Mass.) qualified in the one mile with a seventh place finish and time of 5:05.37, while senior Courtney Burgess (Dracut, Mass.) qualified in the 1,000 with a time of 3:02.99.
  • Last weekend at New Hampshire, five members of the Holy Cross women's track and field team finished first, in addition to two relays, to lead the Crusaders to their second place finish. Sophomore Melanie Forte (Milford, N.H.) crossed the line first in the 55 meter dash with a time of 7.42 seconds, posting her fastest 55 meter time in her college career. Forte and freshman Stephanie Okpoebo (Chelmsford, Mass.) led the field in the 200, with Okpoebo taking first with a time of 26.90 seconds and Forte finishing second with a time of 27.26 seconds. In the one mile, sophomore Kathleen Brekka (Hubbardston, Mass.) placed first with a time of 5:13.25, while Linnehan finished first in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 8.50 seconds.