Stonehill Strong at George Davis Invitational

Kathryn O'Leary

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.

Olivia Dyson 

 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.

Other results for Stonehill included:
Freshman Kristen Veit (Easthampton, Mass./Holyoke Catholic) placed fourth in the 5000-meter run in 19:19.88.
Freshman Kathryn Bernazzani (Norwood, Mass./Norwood) finished fifth in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.30.
Sophomore Vlada Shelkova Newington, Conn./Newington) was seventh in the long jump with a leap of 16’08”. She was also 21st in the shot put with a throw of 29’03.75”.
Sophomore Kristen Mahoney (Weymouth, Mass./Weymouth) placed eighth in the 3000-meter run in 10:45.79. Freshman Caroline McBride (North Reading, Mass./North Reading) was ninth in 10:51.42. Junior Amanda Tripodi (Darien, Conn./Darien) finished 13th in 11:28.41, while freshman Jessica Kilpatrick (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxborough) was 17th in 11:36.89 and senior Bridget DeVincent (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) was 21st in 11:45.68.
Freshman Erin Carmone (Riverside, R.I./East Providence) placed eighth (out of 50 runners) in the 1500-meter run in 4:57.75. Classmate Lynley Joynt (Guilderland, N.Y./Guilderland) was tenth in 5:01.40, while freshman Jessica Jarrard (Shrewsbury, Mass./Hudson Catholic) was 20th in 5:10.01, freshman Alexis Monahan (Swoyersville, Pa. /Holy Redeemer) was 27th in 5:13.45, freshman Stephanie Wilson (Wayzata, Minn./Hopkins) was 28th in 5:14.62.
Senior Meghan Rocha (Nashua, N.H./Bishop Guertin) placed eighth in the discus with a throw of 123’01”.
Sophomore Erica Insel (Clinton, N.J./Vorhees) placed ninth in the javelin with a distance of 107’09”. She also placed 14th in the shot put with a throw of 32’.00”.
Freshman Danielle Scaglione (Somersworth, N.H./Somersworth) placed 11th in the javelin with a throw of 101’07”. Sophomore Kamilia Drogosz (Unionville, Conn./Farmington) was 15th at 92’04”.
Junior Angela Miller (Brockton, Mass./Brockton) placed 12th in 100-meter dash in 13.72-seconds.
Stonehill is back in action next weekend with the team splitting up between the Larry Ellis Invitational, hosted by Princeton University, on Friday and Saturday as well as the Holy Cross Invitational on Saturday.