February 26, 2013
Women's Track & Field Set For Final Indoor Meet This Season
Schedule: Saturday-Sunday, March 2-3 at ECAC Indoor Championship, Boston, Mass., 3:00 p.m./9:30 a.m.
Scoreboard: 3rd of 34, New England Indoor Championship, Boston, Mass., 2/22-2/23
- Qualifying members of the Holy Cross women's indoor track and field team will travel to the ECAC Indoor Championship on Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3, hosted by Boston University. This will be the last indoor track and field meet of the season.
- Last season, the 4x800-meter relay team comprised of seniors Kathleen Brekka (Hubbardston, Mass.), Brittany Gorski (Tewksbury, Mass.) and Sarah Meinelt (Topsfield, Mass.) and graduate Katelyn Hartnett finished second after taking first in the preliminaries on day one of competition.
- This season, eight student-athletes will be traveling to Boston to represent Holy Cross. Junior Stephanie Okpoebo (Chelmsford, Mass.) will compete in both the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes. Freshman Oona Wood (Williamstown, Mass.) will run the 500, Gorksi the 800 and Brekka and freshman Caroline Carley (Barrington, Ill.) will participate in the 1,000. Sophomore Mackenzie Arndt (Merrimack, Mass.) will represent the Crusaders in the field events, qualifying for the pole vault. The 4x800 relay team of Brekka, Carley, Meinelt and Gorski and the distance medley relay team of Brekka, Carley, sophomore Fiorella Johnson (Redding, Conn.) and Gorski will also race at the championship.
- Okpoebo tied her school record time of 7.60 seconds in the 60 at last weekend's New England Indoor Championship where the team recorded its highest finish in school history, taking third of 34 teams. Okpoebo also took home the school's best indoor time in the 200-meter dash (24.59) and Gorski claimed the fastest indoor time in the 800 with a career-best 2:10.65.
- Junior Emily Hughes (Milton, Mass.) posted a career-best time of 10:09.06 in the 3,000-meter run at the New England Indoor Championship, surpassing her previous mark by 8.72 seconds. Carley set a season-best in the 1,000 (2:55.22) and sophomore Sarah Dahlstrom (Southborough, Mass.) set a season-best in the pentathlon (3,143).