May 10, 2008
DURHAM, N.H. - The Holy Cross women's track and field team finished in fourth place at the 2008 New England Championship, held on Friday and Saturday at the University of New Hampshire. The Crusaders had their best-ever finish at the meet, while totaling 59 points and placing 13 individuals in the top 10. Boston College won the meet with a total of 131 points.
Tiffany Reid (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) won the New England title in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.26, while placing second in the 100-meter dash in a time of 12.33. In the 400-meter dash, Lauren Courtney (Ashland, Mass.) placed fifth with a time of 58.07, followed by teammate Lauren Tallon (Lake Forest, Ill.) in sixth with a time of 58.09. Dannielle Meder (Chicopee, Mass.) finished seventh in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.76 and Olivia Pruszko (Monroe, Conn.) took eighth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:05.95.
Lesley Bautista (St. John's Newfoundland) finished fourth in the pole vault with a height of 11'5.75". Katherine Clifford (Norwood, Mass.) finished fifth in the javelin with a toss of 121'9", while Jenna Hinchey (Orange, Conn.) finished sixth with a toss of 120'2" and Christie LeTarte (Luenburg, Mass.) came in seventh at 118'11". In the heptathlon Alexandra Swiatocha (Mahoac, N.Y.) finished fifth with 4,089 points.
In the relays, the women's 4x800-meter team finished third with a time of 9:23.43, the 4x100-meter team took fourth with a time of 48.08, and the 4x400-meter relay finished eighth with a time of 3:55.90.
Holy Cross continues its season with select individuals competing at the ECAC Championship from May 16-18 in Princeton, N.J.