WT&F Returns from Raleigh Relays
April 1, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. - The Boston College women's track and field team secured three ECAC and eight New England qualifying marks up the Raleigh Relays this weekend at Paul Derr Track on the campus of North Carolina State University.
Senior Jillian King ran the third fastest 5,000-meter time in school history, making her way around the track in 16:39.87 against a pro/am field to register the 13th best time in the country this year. In section three, junior Moira Kenny exerted a 17:37.47 effort to take sixth in her run.
Senior Kelsey Huckins dialed in two standards. The Westmoreland, N.H. native took fifth out of 58 in the discus at 46.69 meters (ECAC) and improved upon her New England standard with a 47.65 meter toss in the weight throw.
Bridget Dahlberg won section two of the 1,500-meter contest with an ECAC standard of 4:30.32. The junior led Boston College to four New England qualifying marks. Junior Erin McKenna took third in the same heat in 4:31.18, followed by grad student Madeline Wallace in fourth (4:31.25), freshman Kathy O'Keefe (4:36.91) and senior Heather Garcia (4:41.24).
McKenna also turned in a 2:12.40 in the half mile and classmate Taylor Aizenstadt cleared 1.65 meters in the high jump to post the final regional standards of the meet.
Boston College also entered in the 4x1500-meter relay. Dahlberg led off for the Eagles, handing off to O'Keefe, transitioning to Wallace and anchoring with Caroline King. The baton crossed the wire in 18:36.46, a second place finish in the field of 10.