BOSTON - Freshman Kristen Traub (Wayne, N.J.) and sophomore Michelle Gaye (Greenlawn, N.Y.) earned ECAC qualifying marks, highlighting a strong evening of competition for the Marist women's track team at the Terrier Invitational, held at Boston University on Friday.

Traub qualified in the 1,000-meter run, placing fourth in 2:56.00. The fourth-place finish was the highest on the day for the Red Foxes. Running in the five-lap event for the first time ever, Traub dipped under the ECAC standard of 2:56.24 seconds.

Gaye qualified in the 3,000-meter run with her 16th place time of 9:53.25. That mark easily eclipsed the ECAC standard of 9:58.94. As a freshman, Gaye qualified for the ECAC meet in the 3,000, setting a school record in the process.

Also in the 3,000-meter run, graduate student and team captain Kathryn Sheehan (Wading River, N.Y.) set a personal-best time of 10:08.16, placing 32nd in the event. It was Sheehan's second consecutive personal-best performance in less than a week, after she bettered her mile time at last Saturday's NYU Team Challenge.

In the 5,000-meter run, senior captain Katie Messina (Queensbury, N.Y.) set a huge personal-best time and broke the 18-minute barrier for the first time. She placed 33rd in 17:52.85, lowering her best in the event by more than 20 seconds. In the same race, senior Kelley Gould (Stormville, N.Y.) earned an indoor personal-best time of 19:41.64.

The women's track team returns to action next Friday at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at the Armory Track and Field Center in New York.

Terrier Invitational

Boston University

Friday, January 25, 2013

Women's results

60-meter dash

52-Danielle Asaro 8.40

67-Alexia Santiago 8.74

68-Emelia Lartey 8.81

200-meter dash

116-Danielle Asaro 28.01

128-Alexia Santiago 28.46

138-Emelia Lartey 29.00

800-meter run

87-Catherine Ferreri 2:35.56

92-Rachael Peterson 2:37.55

102-Lizzie Peper 2:43.22

1,000-meter run

4-Kristen Traub 2:56.00 *ECAC qualifier

6-Christine Coughlin 3:01.34

35-Mariella Bilello 3:37.02

Mile run

86-Brianna Freestone 5:28.78

3,000-meter run

16-Michelle Gaye 9:53.25 *ECAC qualifier

32-Kathryn Sheehan 10:08.16

57-Nicki Nesi 10:45.16

64-Rebecca Denise 10:52.91

80-Erin Thompson 11:25.69

84-Annie Gould 11:32.52

5,000-meter run

33-Katie Messina 17:52.85

59-Kelley Gould 19:41.64

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