Women's Track Competes at Stanford and Tufts
April 1, 2013
PALO ALTO, Calif. – The Boston College women’s track team boasted strong performances in the 1500m, 5000m, and the 3000m steeplechase at the Stanford Invitational last weekend. The team also competed at the Tufts Snowflake Classic – finishing second overall out of 23 teams with a score of 80 points.
Jillian King notched an ECAC qualifying mark with her time of 4:21.51 in the 1500m – the 16th best time recorded in the nation for the event this season.
Erin McKenna scored a victory in her section of the 1500m meters – tallying a mark of 4:32.11. Bridget Dahlberg excelled in the 5000m – finishing second out of 26 in her section with a career best time of 16:05.85. The mark was good for an ECAC qualifier, the 11th fastest 5000m time recorded in the nation this season, and the second fastest mark in BC history in the event.
In the 3000m steeplechase, Morgan Mueller recorded the 14th fastest time in the nation with a career best and ECAC qualifying mark of 10:23.65.
In Medford, the Eagles scored five victories en route to a second place team finish in the Tufts Snowflake Classic.
Freshman Wilhelmina Moen scored a win in the 200m with a time 26.84 while sophomore Katherine O’Keefe won the 800m with a mark of 2:19.11. BC also claimed a victory in the 3000m steeplechase thanks to Danielle Winslow’s 11:09.71 mark that bested the closest competition by nearly six seconds. Kristen McDonagh’s victories in the high jump (1.65m, 5’5”) and javelin (30.30m, 99’5”) rounded out BC’s wins on Saturday.
The Eagles will be back in action on Saturday at the UConn Invitational in Storrs, Conn.