NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Graduate student Kathryn Sheehan took first place and set a school record in the 3,000-meter run, leading the Marist College women’s track team at the Yale Springtime Invitational on Sunday.
Sheehan took control of the race during the final 600 meters of the race and charged to the finish line in 10:02.64. This time shattered the 10-year-old school record of 10:10.02, set by Liza Grudzinski in 2003. Freshman Kristen Traub followed Sheehan across the line in second place. Her time of 10:06.16 also eclipsed Grudzinski’s school-record mark. It was Traub’s first attempt at the distance as a collegian, and the time was a six-second improvement over Sheehan’s best time at the distance indoors.
“Kathryn and Kristen gave superb efforts and rewrote our record book in a single race,’’ Marist Director of Track Pete Colaizzo said. “They should be proud of their performances.’’
In the same event, senior Kelley Gould ran a personal-best time and won her section of the event in 10:59.90, the first time she had eclipsed the 11:00 barrier.
Also for the Red Foxes, sprinter Danielle Asaro had a superb trio of races – leading the charge in the 400-meter relay, and then notching season-best times in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.
The Red Foxes will return to action on Friday at the Vassar Twilight Invitational in Poughkeepsie, and then Saturday and Sunday at the MAAC Championships at Rider University.
Yale Springtime Invitational
Sunday, April 28, 2013
21-Danielle Asaro 13.04
27-Alexia Santiago 13.77
33-Taylor Mead 14.19
24-Danielle Asaro 27.08
40-Alexia Santiago 29.30
45-Taylor Mead 30.42
25-Colleen Meenan 1:06.22
27-Rachael Peterson 1:09.47
29-Catherine Ferreri 2:35.74
37-Lizzie Peper 2:47.77
8-Nicki Nesi 4:54.42
1-Kathryn Sheehan 10:02.64 *school record
2-Kristen Traub 10:06.16 *breaks previous school record
16-Kelley Gould 10:59.90
12-Alex McCahill 17.55
9-Alex McCahill 1:10.08