Stonehill Strong at George Davis Invitational
4x400 relay team leads the way with record-setting first place finish
LOWELL, Mass. (April 11, 2010) – The Stonehill College women’s outdoor track and field team was strong again while competing at the George Davis Invitational, hosted by the University of Massachusetts Lowell on Saturday.
Stonehill won the 4x400-meter relay with a school-record time of 4:02.77. Running the event for the Skyhawks were senior Kathryn O’Leary (Rensselaer, N.Y./Columbia), juniors Danielle Wheeler (Carmel, N.Y./Carmel) and Lindsey Booth (Franklin, Mass./Franklin) and sophomore Christen Carrier (Manchester, N.H./Manchester Central). The team broke the previous record of 4:03.53 set at the 2002 New England Championships.
O’Leary also placed fourth in the 400-meter dash in 1:00.29-seconds, while Wheeler also finished seventh in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:11.70. Carrier took fourth in the 800-meter run in 2:20.51, while fellow sophomore Jill Alves (Whitman, Mass./Whitman-Hanson) was 12th in 2:23.96.
Freshman Olivia Dyson (Reading, Mass./Reading Memorial) placed third in the high jump with a school-record matching height of 5’03.00”. Brandeis senior Suzanne Bernier won with the same height, but cleared on the first attempt, while Dyson cleared on the third. Dyson matched the school-record set by Colleen Carmen at the 2008 Stonehill Skyhawks Invitational.
Dyson was also second in the javelin with a distance of 112’10”. Her throw matched the winning distance set by sophomore Bethany Dumas from Southern Maine, but the tie was broken with their second throw.