Women's Track and Field Records Three First-Place Finishes at UConn Invitational
April 6, 2014
STORRS, Conn. - Junior Kathy O'Keefe (1,500 meters), freshman Christina Zelenoy (400-meter hurdles) and classmate Fallyn Boich (javelin) each captured first-place finishes to lead Boston College women's track and field at the UConn Invitational at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex on Saturday. The Eagles finished fourth with 101 points in the four-team meet that also included teams from Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
O'Keefe raced to victory in the 1,500 meters, capturing the win in 4:38. Freshman Megan Young, competing in her first collegiate track race, finished fifth in the event in 4:44.
Boich, who earned Boston College's Female Eagle of the Week accolade after her performance at the Raleigh Relays last weekend, broke her own school record established last week in the javelin with a throw of 40.66 meters to finish first in the event. Last weekend, Boich broke former Eagle Kasey Hill's 2008 record of 39.32 meters to qualify for the New England Championships.
Boich took fourth place in the discus event with a throw of 37.83 meters.
Zelenoy earned her first collegiate win in the 400-meter hurdles in 65.96. Sophomore Racquel MacDonald finished fourth in 69.55.
Freshman Claudia DiSomma finished as the runner up in the 800 meter after leading much of the race.
Kristen McDonagh started the started the day by throwing a personal best in the javelin (30.69 meters). She finished eighth in the event.