April 9, 2012
Palo Alto, Calif. - Jillian King registered two of the fastest times in BC women's track and field history at the Stanford Invitational. The Scotia, N.Y. native led the Eagles in the 1,500-meter run with a three-second PR of 4:19.74, the seventh fastest time in the nation this year and third quickest in program history. The senior also posted a 2:06.89 in the half mile, the fifth best time ever by an Eagle, for her second of 13th ECAC qualifying standards achieved by Boston College at the meet.
Caroline King joined her sister in the races, turning in a 2:09.32 clip in the 800-meter run and a 4:20.25 to win her section in the 1500. Madeline Wallace and Kathy O'Keefe were clocked in ECAC standards of 4:29.46 and 4:29.47, while Erin McKenna lowered her New England qualifier to 4:31.06.
Junior Bridget Dahlberg recorded the third fastest 3,000-meter steeplechase time in school history. The Newton, Mass. native lowered her personal best time by 12 seconds to take eighth in 10:34.23.
Liv Westphal led the Eagles in the 5,000-meter run. The freshman's time of 16:30.48 yielded a sixth place finish and marked the fifth best mark by an Eagle. Hope Krause also broke onto the all-time list with a 16:37.12, ninth best at BC. Elizabeth O'Brien had the fastest of three more ECAC marks in the event, 17:08.61, followed by Heather Garcia (17:11.61) and Allison Stasiuk (17:16.44).
Claire Bingham moved into the program's record book with a 62.86 in the 400-meter hurdles. The sophomore's time was the third fastest ever at BC.
Kelsey Huckins landed an ECAC standard in the discus, dialing in a toss of 47.83 meters (156-11.0 ft.). The senior also improved upon her New England qualifier in the hammer throw with a mark of 49.44 meters (162-2.0 ft.).
Junior Taylor Aizenstadt tied for second in the high jump, clearing 1.66 meters (5-5.25 ft.) for a New England standard.
McKenna and Wallace registered New England marks in the half mile, running 2:11.95 and 2:13.92 respectively.