King Breaks BC Record, Runs Nation's Second Fastest Mile of 2011
Feb. 11, 2011
Boston, Mass. -
Delivering her signature kick to win the women’s mile competition at the tape in 4:37.04, senior Caroline King recorded the second fastest mile time in the nation this season and broke a 13-year old Boston College school record for the second time in two weeks on Friday, Feb. 11 at the BU Valentine Invitational.
Junior Jillian King also competed in the mile, finishing in sixth place in an ECAC qualifying mark of 4:45.89. The Scotia, N.Y. product posted a mile time of 4:44.60 at the BU Invite on Jan. 28 earlier in the year. The mark stands as the country’s 23rd best performance – third in the Northeast Region - heading into the weekend.
Senior Hope Krause registered another ECAC qualifier for BC in the mile. In her first race at the 1,600-meters, the New Canaan, Conn. native turned in a 4:56.66 for second place in section two.
Senior Siobhan Breagy posted a personal record in the 1,000-meter run, taking seventh and notching an ECAC qualifying standard of 2:52.24.
Senior Madeline Wallace ran the fastest 800-meter race of her career with a seventh place finish in 2:10.90 for another ECAC qualifying mark from Boston College.
The Eagles will compete in the Distance Medley Reley schedule to go off at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, at the BU Track & Tennis Center. The men's events will follow.