Six marks bypass New England standards, as two surpass NCAA provisional marks
AMHERST, Mass. (April 15, 2017) – The Stonehill College women's track and field team saw two first-place marks and four runner-up finishes at the Minuteman Invitational, hosted by UMass Amherst, on Saturday, April 15.
The Skyhawks saw two NCAA Division II Provisional marks in senior Nicole Borofski (Plymouth, Massachusetts/Plymouth North) in the 800-meter and the 1500-meter race. Olivia Dexter (East Calais, Vermont/Union 32) also recorded two school records as she crushed her own 100-meter record from last season and topped Maria Curit's time in the 200-meter sprint from 2015. Stonehill also completed the day with 22 personal bests throughout all events.
Dexter crushed two school records and bypassed two New England standards
Dexter finished first in the 100-meter dash with a personal best time of 12.04 bypassing the New England standard. She also earned second with a time of 24.69 in the 200-meter sprint marking her second New England standard. Emily Polvere (Somers, New York/Somers) finished seventh with a personal best time of 25.64 behind Dexter in the 200-meter race.
Krista Fernandes (Taunton, Massachusetts/Coyle and Cassidy) took first place in the 400-meter run with a time of 58.40, while Megan Bobinski (Torrington, Connecticut/Holy Cross) was close behind with a personal best mark of fourth and a time of 59.83.
Borofski finished third behind three Division I competitors in the 800-meter run with a personal best time of 2:13.16, while Aisha McAdams (North Kingstown, Rhode Island/North Kingstown) finished in the top 10 with a time of 2:19.18, good for eighth. The Plymouth, Massachusetts native is now ranked 40th in Division II in the 800m, bypassing the NCAA DII provisional mark.
Borofski also finished second in the 1500-meter run, also behind a Division I runner, with a time of 4:30.73, as McAdams followed right behind with a time of 4:39.80. Borofski is also 13th in Division II in the 1500m race, surpassing the NCAA provisional by four seconds.
Anna Lastra (Bridgton, Maine/Fryeburg Academy) and Alexandra Buonfiglio (Lynnfield, Massachusetts/Lynnfield) placed sixth and seventh, respectively in the 1500-meter run with times of 4:45.08 and 4:46.73, respectively.
All four Skyhawks placed in the top 10 of the 5000-meter run including Emily Knox (Worcester, Massachusetts/Notre Dame Academy), Makenzie Cyr (Douglas, Massachusetts/Douglas), Jackie Cutillo (Foxboro, Massachusetts/Bishop Feehan) and Isabel Baker (Charlestown, Rhode Island/Chariho). Knox finished second in the field with a time of 18:02.72, as Cyr wasn't far behind with a time of 18:11.17, placing fourth. Cutillo placed fifth, as Baker took eighth with times of 19:20.96 and 19.21.30, respectively.
Azariah Boyd (Brockton, Massachusetts/Brockton) finished in the top 10 in the 100-meter hurdles with a personal best time of 15.07, good for fourth place in the field of 14 competitors.
Stonehill's 4x100-meter relay placed third in the field of four other Division I teams with a time of 48.35. The squad consisted of Tulie Finley-Moise (Lexington, Massachusetts/Lexington), Polvere, Hannah Ameen (Andover, Massachusetts/Andover), and Dexter.
The 4x400-meter relay team placed fourth among six Division I teams with runners Colleen Perry (Weymouth, Massachusetts/Weymouth), Fernandes, Claire Hurtado (Newington, Massachusetts/Northwest Catholic), and Bobinski finishing fourth in the field of seven.
Fernandes earned one of two Skyhawk first-place marks at the meet
Madison Ward (Holliston, Massachusetts/Holliston) placed third in the high jump with a mark of 1.61m, while Courtney Daggett (Attleboro, Massachusetts/Attleboro) followed right behind with a height of 1.56m, good for fourth.
Shayla Lyons (Westerlo, New York/Bishop Maginn/Berne-Knox Westerlo) was the first Division II thrower to finish in the shot put with a toss of 12.30m, as Gaelin Farrell (Baldwinville, Massachusetts/Narragansett Regional) measured a distance of 12.08m, good for third and fourth, respectively.
Jesica Litwa (Seymour, Massachusetts/Seymour) placed second among a field of 17th with a personal best toss of 38.98m in the discus throw bypassing the New England standard. She also finished seventh in the hammer throw with a personal best mark of 41.15m.
Stonehill will send athletics to Worcester, Massachusetts to compete in the Holy Cross Heptathlon from April 19-20 and then for the Holy Cross Invitational on Saturday, April 22. Some student-athletes will also head to Princeton, New Jersey for the Larry Ellis Invitational, hosted by Princeton University, on April 21-22.
Polvere also clocked in at 12.52 in the 100-meter dash bypassing her first New England standard of the season, finishing eighth among 26 competitors. Finley-Moise, Ameen and Sinead O'Brien (Norwood, Massachusetts/Norwood) finished back-to-back in the sprint. Finley-Moise posted a time of 12.59 good for 10th Ameen and O'Brien clocked in at 12.72 good for 11th and 12th. Ameen and O'Brien finished with personal best times. Ashley Colarusso (Tewksbury, Massachusetts/Tewksbury) finished 22nd among the field with a time of 13.41.
Boyd took 13th in the 200-meter dash with a personal best time of 26.23, while O'Brien followed her with a time of 26.28.
Buonfiglio clocked in a time of 2:22.43, good for 13th in the 800-meter sprint. Hurtado earned 29th in the same event with a time of 2:37.03.
Elizabeth Hannon (Franklin, Massachusetts/Bishop Feehan) finished 12th in the 1500-meter race with a time of 4:56.65 among the field of 33 competitors, while Alyssa Freeman (Billerica, Massachusetts/Billerica Memorial) came in 13th with a personal best time of 4:57.87. Danika Wayss (Warwick, Rhode Island/Pilgrim) earned 20th with a time of 5:01.96, followed by Julie Schultz (Billerica, Massachusetts/Billerica) and Jillian Caiazzi (Marlborough, Massachusetts/Marlborough) with marks of 5:02.34 and 5:03.13, respectively. Kelly Higgins (Weymouth, Massachusetts/Weymouth) was the final Skyhawk to cross the finish with a time of 5:06.55, good for 24th.
Zoe Smith (Rochester, Massachusetts/Old Rochester Regional) earned ninth in the 100-meter hurdles with a personal best time of 15.90, while Perry finished 11th with a personal best mark of 16.83.
Ashley Daggett (Attleboro, Massachusetts/Attleboro) and Smith tied for 11th in the high jump with a height of 1.51m.
Colarusso finished fifth in the pole vault with a mark of 3.10m. Ward took 14th in a field of 17 competitors with a height of 4.90m in the long jump.
Elizabeth Balzarini (Dedham, Massachusetts/Dedham) took 10th in the shot put with a personal best mark of 11.12m.
Lyons placed ninth in the discus throw with a mark of 34.03m, while Julianne Holbrook (Pembroke, Massachusetts/Pembroke) and Balzarini finished 11th and 12th, respectively. Holbrook measured a mark of 30.88m, as Balzarini tossed a distance of 30.87m.
Margaret Lepley (Lynn, Massachusetts/Bishop Fenwick) finished ninth among 14 competitors with a mark of 40.56m in the hammer throw, as Holbrook finished with a distance of 30.05m. Lepley was the first Skyhawk to finish in the top 10 of the javelin throw with a distance of 35.63m, good for fifth, while Jessica Vining (Woburn, Massachusetts/Woburn) followed in sixth place with a personal best mark of 34.86m.
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