December 8, 2012

Women's Indoor Track And Field Competes In Harvard Open

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Stephanie Okpoebo (Chelmsford, Mass.) led the Holy Cross women's indoor track and field team at the Harvard Open on Saturday, taking second place in the 55-meter dash and third in the 300-meter dash. Okpoebo crossed the finish line in the finals of the 55-meter in 7.17 seconds and in 40.52 seconds in the 300-meter. Her times in both events were career-highs and new Holy Cross school records.

Other top finishers for the Crusaders included senior Brittany Gorski (Tewksbury, Mass.) who took second in the 600-meter run with a time of  1:40.87 and freshman Oona Wood (Williamstown, Mass.) who finished behind Gorski with a time of 1:42.66. Seniors Sarah Meinelt (Topsfield, Mass.) and Kathleen Brekka (Hubbardston, Mass.) finished fourth and sixth, respectively, in the 800-meter run with times of 2:20.48 and 2:21.20.

In the field events, senior Kelcey Germain (Auburn, Mass.) took third in the weight throw out of 37 competitors with a distance of 14.60 meters and junior Christy Manning (Scarborough, Maine) finished in sixth place with a throw of 13.77 meters. Sophomore Mackenzie Arndt (Merrimack, Mass.) landed fourth in the pole vault with a height of 3.30 meters.

At the Rhode Island Pentathlon which took place on Friday, Dec. 7, sophomore Sarah Dahlstrom (Southborough, Mass.) finished seventh out of 15 competitors with a total off 2,962 points. Janae Dunchack from Dartmouth won the 18th annual pentathlon with a score of 3,654 points. 

The women's indoor track and field team will return to action on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the first of three Boston University Mini Meets at 10:00 a.m.