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Indoor Track Earns Top Performances At Reebok Boston Indoor Games

Junior Mallory Champa earns a top performance in indoor action Friday

Junior Mallory Champa earns a top performance in indoor action Friday

Jan. 27, 2008

Boston, Mass. - The Boston College men and women's indoor track teams competed in their second team-scoring event at the Boston Reebok Indoor Games on Friday, with the women placing first out of ten (170.66 points) and the men placing fifth out of twelve (67.50 points).

Highlighting the day's competition were five first-place finishes by the women. Sophomore Caitlin Bailey excelled in the 500 meter dash, placing first with a time of 1:13.92, placing her third on BC's all-time top performance list. Junior Mallory Champa clocked the fastest mile-run in the ACC this season with her time of 4:54.27. Freshman Caroline King ran the 1000 meter in 2:46.89. Her time placed her second on BC's top-performance list for the event. Sophomore Brielle Chabot clocked a 10:01.75 in the 3000, third-fastest in the ACC. The distance medley relay team that consisted of sophomore Jessica Driscoll, sophomore Gretchen Andrus, King and Champa raced to the team's final first place finish and the ACC's top-time of 11:45.73.

On the day, the women collected 19 top-five performances. The men earned eight top-five finishes, three of them coming as first-place marks. Senior Jeremy Zagorski ran a 4:10.59 in the one-mile, marking the ACC's fastest time this season. Junior Brendan Collins clocked in at 2:30.40 in the 1000 and the men's distance medley team (Zagorski, Collins, junior Timothy Ritchie and freshman Mark Domaracki) marked the ACC's second-fastest time in the medley, a 10:16.44 performance.

The Rhode Island men took first place overall at the games with 132 points. Northeastern placed second (88), Massachusetts came in third (83) and Williams took fourth (70).

Both teams will continue competition at the annual indoor track Beanpot on Feb. 2, 2008. The event is hosted by Harvard and will be held at the Gordon Indoor Track in Boston, Mass.

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