Kristen and Kim McDonagh Participate at the URI Pentathlon
Dec. 7, 2012
Kingston, R.I. – Sophomores Kristen and Kim McDonagh represented the Eagles at the 18th Annual URI Pentathlon held in Kingston, Rhode Island on Saturday.
Kristen finished sixth overall out of 15 participants with a total score of 3,142 points while Kim finished 14th with a total of 2,421 points. Saturday was the first time BC had a multi-event athlete compete in a pentathlon since 2008.
“I am very happy with how these ladies competed. The pentathlon is a tough event. They both started with personal bests in the 60m hurdles and finished with personal bests in the 800m. Both women had a great first collegiate pentathlon,” said assistant coach Julie Heyde.
Kristen, the Mansfield, Massachusetts native finished with 712 points in the high jump (1.58m), 830 points in the 60m hurdles (9.39), 527 points in the long jump (4.88m), 462 points in the shot put (8.97m), and 611 points in the 800m (2:36.70).
“Kristen didn’t have a very good day in the high jump compared to what she is capable of in that event, but still earned a good amount of points to lift her in the overall standings. That is what the multi-events are all about, it is very difficult to have your best performance in all five events on the same day, but you still need to do the best you can in all five, and Kristen was solid for the rest of the meet,” said Heyde.
Kim, the native of Latrobe, Pa., finished with 824 points in the 60m hurdles (9.42), 394 points in the shot put (7.91m), 577 points in the high jump (1.46m), and 626 points in the 800m (2:35.48).
“Kim had a great day in the hurdles and high jump. Her best event, the long jump, she had three very good attempts but fouled all three even after making adjustments. She then came back and ran her first ever 800m and was very strong. Kim has never competed in a multi-event and her score, with a zero in the long jump, is not indicative of her capabilities in the pentathlon,” said Heyde.
BC will continue the indoor slate on January 11 when they return to Kingston for the URI Go Rhody Invitational.