King Sets School Record in the Mile
Feb. 15, 2013
BOSTON – The women’s track team competed in two meets this week as a make-up for the cancellation of BU’S Valentine Invitational last weekend due to the blizzard that hit the Northeast.
Senior Jillian King set a school record in the mile with a time of 4:34.19, surpassing her sister Caroline’s previous record of 4:36.00. The mark was the fifth best recorded time in the nation this year in the mile and was one of five ECAC qualifying marks set by the Eagles at BU on Thursday.
Senior Erin McKenna scored a win in the 800m and set an ECAC qualifier with a time of 2:12.95 while Morgan Mueller (9:44.31), Moira Kenny (9:54.81), and Brittany Winslow (9:58.55) set qualifying marks in the 3000m. Those times for Mueller and Kenny were both career bests in the 3000m.
Kelsey Huckins scored a win in the weight throw with a qualifying mark of 16.27m (53’ 4.5”).
On Monday, the Eagles competed in the Tufts Cupid Challenge with Molly O’Dea and Kristen McDonagh each tallying first place finishes.
O’Dea scored a win in the 60m with a mark of 7.81, just shy of her personal best of 7.80 set at URI earlier this season. She now claims three of the top five marks in school history in the 60m.
Kristen McDonagh tallied a victory in the high jump with a mark of 1.62m (5’ 3.75”) while Kimberly McDonagh finished second in the long jump with a career best mark of 5.19m (17’ 0.5”).
The Eagles will be in action next weekend at the ACC Indoor Championships in Blacksburg, Va.