February 26, 2011

Women’s Track & Field Finishes 14th At New England Championship

BOSTON, Mass. – Junior Katelyn Hartnett (Danvers, Mass.) finished third in the 1,000 with a school record time of 2:51.50 to lead the Holy Cross women's track and field team to a 14th place finish at the New England Indoor Championship on Saturday in Boston, Mass. Connecticut won the overall team competition with 186 points.

Hartnett finished third in the 1,000, while sophomore Kathleen Brekka (Hubbardston, Mass.) finished sixth with a time of 2:54.77. Junior Elizabeth Humphries (Siler City, N.C.) finished sixth in the 5,000 with a time of 17:45.36, while senior Courtney Burgess (Dracut, Mass.) finished seventh in the 800 with a time of 2:13.64. Freshman Stephanie Okpoebo (Chelmsford, Mass.) recorded a 10th place finish in the 200 with a time of 25.96 seconds, junior Sarah Mellea (North Arlington, N.J.) finished 14th in the one mile with a time of 5:07.74, freshman Emily Hughes (Milton, Mass.) placed 14th in the 3,000 with a time of 10:27.02 and sophomore Sarah Meinelt (Topsfield, Mass.) placed 18th in the long jump with a distance of 10.83 meters.

The 4x800 relay team of Mellea, senior Cassandra Anderson (Saugus, Mass.), junior Kara Brownell (Cherry Valley, Mass.) and Burgess finished in seventh place with a time of 9:23.63. The 4x400 relay team of Anderson, sophomore Brittany Gorski (Tewksbury, Mass.), freshman Catherine Cafaro (Garden City, N.Y.) and Okpoebo finished 15th with a time of 4:04.66.

Holy Cross will conclude the indoor season at the ECAC Indoor Championship on March 5-6 at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center in Boston, Mass.