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Molly O'Dea met the New England standard in the 400m and 500m.

Molly O'Dea met the New England standard in the 400m and 500m.

Jan. 17, 2014


BOSTON, Mass. – The Boston College women’s track and field team competed at the Boston University Multi-Team Meet on Thursday night at the BU Track and Tennis Center, as nine Eagles reached the New England qualifying mark.

Galen Rupp, U.S. Olympian and member of the Nike Oregon Project, broke the American record in the 5k by six seconds with a time of 13:01.26 at the meet, while Mary Cain (Oregon Project) set the women’s 1k world junior record with a time of 2:29.25.

The Eagles were led by sophomore Carly Daniel and freshman Christina Kyritsis who both both posted New England Qualifying times in the 500 meter dash. Daniel finished second and set her own personal record with a time of 1:17.16, and Kyritsis took third with a time of 1:17.34 .

BC also had two of the top five finishers in the 400m dash, Molly O’Dea took fourth (58.30) and Robin Gross finished fifth (58.51). Both times were good for the New England mark, which O’Dea also accomplished in the 200m dash with her time of 25.66 (fourth place).

Freshman Emma Sullivan crossed the line in the 800m at 2:20.97, good enough for second overall in her first indoor meet as an Eagle.

Boston College had a great showing in the 3000m, with four runners placing in the top five and reaching the NE standard. Elizabeth Predmore (10:06.97), Danielle Winslow (10:07.29), Amanda Rickert (10:15.54), and Margaret Mullins (10:15.54) took third through sixth, respectively. Mullins set her personal record in the race by over six seconds.

Junior Kim McDonagh led the way in the field events, taking third in the long jump with a mark of 16’3”.

Videos from the meet can be seen on FloTrack.

The Eagles will return to action Saturday, Jan 18 for the Battle of Beantown at Harvard University. 

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