Women's Track & Field Opens Action At Patriot League Championship

Katie Bobinski

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Junior Brianna Tabin (South Hadley, Mass.) and senior Stephanie Okpoebo (Chelmsford, Mass.) each qualified for tomorrow's final heats in the 100 and 200 meter dashes as the Holy Cross women's track and field team opened up competition at the 2014 Patriot League Outdoor Championship on Friday, hosted by Navy. Tabin finished second in the 100 with a time of 12.11 and fifth in the 200 at 24.87. Okpoebo crossed the finish line in third in the 100 at 12.34 and seventh in the 200 at 25.10.

Junior Sarah Dahlstrom (Southborough, Mass.) posted a first place finish in the shot put portion of the heptathlon with a distance of 11.58 meters. Freshman Jennifer Kimball (South Weymouth, Mass.), also competed in the heptathlon, earned a third place finish in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 15.98. The heptathlon will conclude tomorrow with the long jump, javelin and 800 meter dash.

The 4x800 meter relay team comprised of sophomore Caroline Carley (Barrington, Ill.), junior Abigail Mitchell (Manchester, N.H.), freshman Rachel Sowinski (Mountain Top, Pa.) and junior Catherine Gildea (Milford, Conn.) finished fifth overall with a time of 9:04.43, surpassing the ECAC qualifying standard.

Lehigh currently leads the team competition with 42 points. The second and final day of the 2014 Patriot League Outdoor Championship will take place tomorrow beginning at 9:30 a.m.