Women's Track & Field To Open Outdoor Season At Jerry Gravel Classic

Marissa Romano

Schedule: Saturday, March 23 at Jerry Gravel Classic, Westfield, Mass., 11:00 a.m.

  • The women's track and field team is set to begin its outdoor season this week at the Jerry Gravel Classic, hosted by Westfield State, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 23. This is the first time the Crusaders have participated in this meet, as the annual Husky Spring Open hosted by Northeastern was cancelled this year due to ongoing construction at the team's facility.
  • The Crusaders are scheduled to compete in nine full team meets this spring, including a home meet on Saturday, April 20, against Bryant, Central Connecticut, Hartford, Maine, Massachusetts and Stonehill. Holy Cross will also host a heptathlon on Wednesday and Thursday, April 17-18 at the Hart Track.
  • Junior Stephanie Okpoebo (Chelmsford, Mass.) set three new school records during the indoor season including the 55-meter dash (7.15 seconds), 60-meter dash (7.53 seconds) and 300-meter dash (40.52 seconds). She also set a new indoor record in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.29 seconds. Other records that fell this past indoor season included the pole vault, triple jump and indoor 800-meter run. Sophomore Mackenzie Arndt (Merrimack, Mass.) cleared a height of 3.85 meters in the pole vault, sophomore Marissa Romano (Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.) jumped 36'5'' in the triple jump and senior Brittany Gorski (Tewksbury, Mass.) crossed the finish line in the 800 with a time of 2:10.65.
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