January 28, 2014

Women's Track & Field To Race At Two Meets This Weekend

Scoreboard: No Team Scores, Joe Donahue Games, Boston, Mass., 1/24
Schedule: Saturday, Feb. 1, at Maine, Orono, Maine, 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 1, Harvard Invitaional, Cambridge, Mass., 10:30 a.m. 

  • The Holy Cross women's track and field team will return to competition this Saturday, Feb. 1, as they take on the Maine Black Bears at their campus in Orono, Maine at 11:00 a.m. Select members of the team will also travel to the Harvard Invitation in Cambridge, Mass. at 10:30 a.m.
  • Last season, the Crusaders defeated Maine by a score of 100.5-79.5. The Crusaders finished first in 11 events as graduate Kelcey Germain, senior Emily Hughes (Milton, Mass.) and sophomores Melissa LaCoste (Amherst, N.H.) and Oona Wood (Williamstown, Mass.) set new team season-best marks in their respective events.
  • Holy Cross is coming off a stellar performance at the Joe Donahue Games (1/24), as senior Stephanie Okpoebo (Chelmsford, Mass.) continued to impress, coming in first in both the 60 and 200-meter dashes. Junior Brianna Tabin (South Hadley, Mass.) finished fourth in the 60 meter behind Okpoebo, but set a new career-best with a time of 7.79 seconds. Juniors Emilia Sainato (Albany, N.Y.) and Alexandra Parise (Pine Bush, N.Y.) also set career-bests in the 60 meter hurdles and the high jump, respectively. Sainato hurdled her way to a third place finish with a time of 9.03 and Parise also came in third with her jump of 1.6 meters.
  • Okpoebo has earned a first place finish in her last four meets. In the previous meet at New Hampshire, the fourth-year sprinter broke her own Holy Cross record in the 55-meter dash, setting the new pace at 7.14 seconds.
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