Crusaders Compete At New England Championship

Feb. 26, 2005


Boston, Mass. - The Holy Cross women's indoor track and field team competed at the New England Championships hosted by Boston University, Friday-Saturday, Feb. 25-26.

Placing fifth in the pole vault was senior Kaitlin Palmer (Hampton, N.H.), who cleared 3.45 meters to tie the school record held by juniors Courtney Walls (Tewksbury, Mass.) and Jessica Fallon (Nashua, N.H.). Last week in the Patriot League Championships, Walls and Fallon reset the school record of 3.45 meters. Finishing tied for sixth was Fallon, who cleared 3.30 meters, while Walls placed 10th, also with 3.30 meters.

Freshman Emily Winacoo (Holden, Mass.) set a personal record in the 500-meter run with a time of 1 minute, 18.56 seconds.

The Crusaders' 4x400-meter relay team, composed of senior Sara Simeone (Nashua, N.H.), freshmen Katie Spinelli (Southington, Conn.) and Jillian Edmunds (Salem, N.H.) and Winacoo, ran its best time of the season, clocking 4:00.49, which is one second off of the school record. Spinelli and Edmunds both ran personal bests, finishing under the one minute mark, as Simeone also ran a personal best.

In the 4x800-meter relay, composed of sophomore Kara Plunkett (Topsfield, Mass.) and seniors Erin Mosely (Carlisle, Mass.), Lindsey Bomar (Bristol, Conn.) and Julie Brennan (Pembroke, Mass.), ran a season's best 9:29.77. Finishing their leg of the race with a time of 2:21, Plunkett and Mosely each clocked personal bests. Brennan ran a personal best of 2:24, while Bomar finished her portion with a time of 2:21.

In the 1,000-meter run Bomar clocked 3:05.23, while senior Elizabeth Desmond (Portland, Maine) ran the 5,000 with a time of 18:49.26.

Senior Beth Miczek (Leicester, Mass.) competed in the hepthalon, finishing several events with personal bests to place fifth with 3,030 points, just 123 points shy of first-place and 95 short of second.

The Crusaders next compete at the ECAC Indoor Championships Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 5-6 in Boston, Mass.