BOSTON, Mass. – The Holy Cross women's track and field team took part in day one of competition at the New England Championship on Friday in Boston. Senior Katelyn Hartnett (Danvers, Mass.) was the top finisher for the Crusaders in the preliminary races finishing first overall in the 1,000 meter run with a time of 2:53.74 and qualified for tomorrow's final heat.
Freshman Fiorella Johnson (Redding, Conn.) qualified for next weekend's ECAC Championship with her time of 1:15.76 in the 500 meter dash preliminary. Junior Brittany Gorski (Tewksbury, Mass.) also took fifth in the 500 finishing at 1:17.47 and qualified for the final.
Senior Erin Linnehan (Litchfield, N.H.) qualified for the final in the 60 meter hurdles with a fourth place finish and time of 8.96 seconds. Sophomore Stephanie Okpoebo (Chelmsford, Mass.) took second in the 60 meter dash preliminary race and will compete in the final on day two. Okpoebo also qualified for the final in the 200 meter dash finishing at 24.78 seconds and in third place. Along with Hartnett, junior Kathleen Brekka (Hubbardston, Mass.) also qualified for the final in the 1,000 meter run with a seventh place finish and time of 2:58.99.
Freshman Sarah Dahlstrom (Southborough, Mass.) competed in the pentathlon finishing eighth, including a first place finish in the shot put with a distance of 11.76 meters. After one day of competition Sacred Heart sits atop the leader board with a team total of 29 points.
Day two of competition at the New England Championship is set for tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 25 at 10:30 a.m.