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Women's Track and Field Competes at ACC Indoor Championships




March 2, 2014

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Boston College men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams competed at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend at Clemson. The women finished 15th with seven points, while the men did not have a team score.

Florida State’s men’s and women’s team each finished first. The men posted a team score of 97, while the women registered 96.5 points.

On the men’s side for Boston College, one individual and two relay teams met the IC4A standard at the championship meet.

Junior Collin Fedor hit the mark in the mile, finishing 22nd overall with a time of 4:16. Senior teammate Joseph McGonaughy finished just behind, taking 27th with his time of 4:20.48.

The distance medley team of Tim Ferris, Connor O'Neill, Tom Hennessy and James Zingarini also achieved the qualifying standard, finished ninth overall with a time of 10:11.57.

The 4x400m team of Connor O'Neill, Darren James, Obinna Nwankwo and Jack Hennessy also met the standard, finishing in 3:21.62.

Mitchell McGinty set his PR in the heptathlon with 4479 points. He set personal bests in the 60m (7.65), the 60m hurdles (9.78), and in pole vault (3.60), while jumping a season best 5.86m in the long jump.

Freshman Devaun Bovell set a person record in the 60m hurdles, crossing the line in 8.43.

On the women’s side, nine individuals and two relay teams qualified for the ECAC Championships.

The Eagles had their most success in the 3000m. Liv Westphal finished sixth and scored three points with her time of 9:29.91, Madeleine Davidson scored one point with her eighth place finish (9:33.51) and Laura Hottenrott met the ECAC standard with her time of 9:44.65.

In the 5000m, three BC runners hit the ECAC mark: Morgan Mueller (17:13.37), Elizabeth O’Brien (17:16.84) and Danielle Winslow (17:17.09).

The final three qualifiers were Robin Gross (57.50) and Carly Daniel (57.72) in the 400m, and Claudia DiSomma (2:12.16) in the 800m. Gross ran her personal best time in the race.

Both relays met the ECAC standard as well. The distance medley relay team of Davidson, Daniel, Katherine O'Keefe, and Westphal won their section and finished sixth overall (11:26.74), scoring three points. The 4x400m team of Margaret O'Dea, Daniel, Christina Zelenoy, and Gross finished 12th in 3:53.71.

In the pentathlon, Kristen McDonagh set a personal record in the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.23, and tied her PR in the high jump with 1.70m.  Her time in the hurdles and height in the high jump both rank fifth-best in school history.

The Boston College men’s track and field team will compete next at the IC4A Championships in Boston on March 8-9. The women’s team will return to action for the ECAC Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston on March 7-9.

 

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