April 26, 2012
PHILADELPHIA – The Boston College women’s distance medley relay ran 11:12.41 to break the school record and take fourth place in the College Women’s Distance Medley Championship of America at the Penn Relays Carnival at historic Franklin Field on Thurday.
Jillian King led off the DMR with the 1,200-meter leg. Claire Bingham received the first exchange, running the quarter mile, and Erin McKenna made the final pass after the half mile portion of the race. Caroline King brought the baton around 11:12.41, topping the BC mark by more than three seconds. The distance medley record has been lowered by more than 25 seconds over the last decade.
Jordan Hamm turned in a top 10 performance in the 3,000-meter steeplechase championship. The junior contested the run in 9:10.15, taking 10th place with his second IC4A qualifier of the season.
Bridget Dahlberg represented the women’s side in the steeplechase championship. A week removed from running the third fastest time in program history, the Newton, Mass. native took fifth in 10:25.16. In the college division, sophomore Morgan Mueller ran close to her personal record, taking fourth in 10:34.39.
In a quest to represent her native France at the World Junior Championship this June, freshman Liv Westphal ran a 9:26.57 in the 3,000-meter run, taking fourth place. The mark put her three-hundreths of a second under the qualifying standard for her national team and goes down at the third fastest outdoor 3K in program history and the fastest in 12 years at the Heights. The Limoges, France native will represent her country at the international meet in Barcelona from July 10-15.
Graduate Hope Krause
came in three places behind her teammate in the 3,000. Krause's 9:34.57 is the fifth fastest outdoor 3K ever run by the Maroon and Gold. Senior Heather Garcia
posted a 9:49.46 for 15th place and junior Allison Stasiuk
turned in a 9:53.18 for 18th in the event seldom run during the outdoor season.
Results for the Olympic Development 5,000-meter runs were unavailable at the time of this release.