WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross women's track and field team traveled to the Harvard Invitational and Maine this weekend and came away with a 100.50-79.50 victory in the dual meet with the Black Bears. The Crusaders earned 10 first place finishes in Orono while senior Stephanie Okpoebo (Chelmsford, Mass.) led Holy Cross at Harvard with second place finishes in the 60-meter dash (7.57) and 200-meter dash (24.97).
At Maine, junior Katie Bobinski (Torrington, Conn.) won the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.05 and sophomore Oona Wood (Williamstown, Mass.) cross the finish line first in the 500-meter run with a time of 1:21.23. Freshman Kirsten Gargiulo (Summit, N.J.) took first in the 800 (2:22.94), sophomore Cassie Gildea (Milford, Conn.) won the 1,000 (3:03.29), freshman Rachel Sowinski (Mountain Top, Pa.) won the one mile (5:13.89) and senior Emily Hughes (Milton, Mass.) was victories in the 3,000 (10:12.09).
In the field events, sophomore Morgan Zurlo (Glen Falls, N.Y.) won the high jump with a height of 1.62 meters. Junior Michelle McGahan (Acton, Mass.) won the pole vault at 3.55 meters and sophomore Alex Eckert (Bergenfield, N.J.) placed first in the triple jump (10.98 meters). The 4x800-meter relay team comprised of freshman Kara McCormack (Bolton, Mass.), Gargiulo, sophomore Katie Holdridge (Preston, Conn.) and Gildea also finished first with a time of 10:08.00.
At Harvard, junior Brianna Tabin (South Hadley, Mass.) finished behind Okpoebo in the 60 in fourth place with a time of 7.79 seconds, junior Payton Shubrick (Springfield, Mass.) took fourth in the 400 (59.17) and sophomore Caroline Carley (Barrington, Ill.) landed fifth in the 800 with an ECAC qualifying time of 2:13.37.
The women's track and field team will return to action on Friday, Feb. 7, at the Valentine Invitational at 1:00 p.m.