April 14, 2012
Amherst, Mass. - The Boston College women's track and field team won three events and recorded seven top five finishes at the UMass Spring Meet on Saturday afternoon. Kelsey Huckins, Madeline Wallace and Moira Kenny topped their respective fields as the Eagles took fourth with 85 team points.
Huckins won the discus with an ECAC mark of 45.16 meters (148-2.0 ft.). The senior also took third in the hammer throw, launching the orb a New England qualifying distance of 49.11 meters (161-1.0 ft.).
Wallace won the 1,500-meter run. The graduate paced the field in 4:32.95, leading the Eagles to four New England qualifying marks. Junior Allison Stasiuk finished in sixth (4:38.47), sophomore Alanna Poretta (4:40.90) and senior Heather Garcia (4:41.92) added to the team tally with top eight finishes.
Kenny and her classmate Elizabeth Hynes paced the field in the 5,000-meter run. The Eagles topped their nearest competition by seven seconds to take first and second in 18:15.31 and 18:15.43, respectively.
Sophomore Morgan Mueller took second place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, lowering her PR by 11 seconds to 10:44.51. The ECAC qualifier was the seventh fastest in school history. Classmate Jacqueline Pollack took third with a New England standard of 11:24.91.
Taylor Aizenstadt claimed second place in the high jump. The junior cleared 1.65 meters (5-5.0 ft.) for her third New England standard of the season.
Kathy O'Keefe captured third place in the half mile with a 2:14.56, her first New England standard of the outdoor campaign. Wallace doubled up in 2:19.04 and freshman Elissa Knight was timed in 2:27.67.
Molly O'Dea claimed fourth place in the 100-meter dash. The sophomore led the Eagles in 12.68, as seniors Rory Cellucci (12.95) and Casey Hsiung (13.24) competed in section two.
O'Dea took fifth in the 200m, lowering her New England qualifier to 25.24. Hsiung also doubled in the 200, running 27.28.
Kim McDonagh turned in a long jump distance of 5.14 meters (16-10.50 ft.). The rookie returned to run a 17.75 in the 100-meter hurdles.