Women's Track & Field Completes Day One At New England Championship

Sandra van den Heuvel

EASTON, Mass. – Junior Stephanie Okpoebo (Chelmsford, Mass.) qualified for tomorrow's final heat in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes as the Holy Cross women's track and field team opened up day one of competition at the 2013 New England Outdoor Championship on Friday, hosted by Stonehill. Okpoebo finished first in her heat and fourth overall in the 200 with a time of 25.23 seconds. In the 100, she finished second in her heat and seventh overall with a time of 12.09 seconds.

Junior Sandra van den Heuvel (Nashua, N.H.) took seventh in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 38:53.62. Sophomore Mackenzie Arndt (Merrimack, Mass.) finished 16th in the preliminaries of the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.12, bettering her career-best mark by .16 seconds and setting a new team season-best time.

Junior Amanda Waldron (Walpole, Mass.) crossed the finish line in 14th place in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:57.92. Freshman Oona Wood (Williamstown, Mass.) finished fourth in her heat and 16th overall in the 400-meter dash with a time of 57.46 seconds.

In the field events, junior Christy Manning (Scarborough, Maine) took eighth in the javelin with at throw of 38.81 meters. Senior Kelcey Germain (Auburn, Mass.) finished first in her flight and 10th overall itn the hammer throw with a distance of 46.08 meters.

Sophomore Sarah Dahlstrom (Southborough, Mass.) competed in the first four or seven events in the heptathlon. She finished second in the shot put with a distance of 11.67 meters. Through just five complete events, UMass and Tufts are tied for the team lead with 26 points. Holy Cross is currently 16th with three points.

The second and final day of team competition at the New England Outdoor Championship is slated for tomorrow, Saturday, May 11, at 10:00 a.m.