Christine Davis Cracks The Record Book At Holy Cross
April 20, 2014
WORCESTER, Mass. - On Saturday, April 19 in Worcester, Mass., the UMass women's track and field team finished second overall at the Holy Cross Invitational. The Minutewomen rested many of their top performers but still recorded 182.5 points to outscore Stonehill, Maine and Bryant. Holy Cross won the meet which was also its first home meet of the season. UMass recorded four first place performances in the meet however; the finest performance of the day came from a freshman in the 3,000 meter steeplechase.
In just her second time competing the steeplechase, Christine Davis recorded the fourth fastest time in UMass history by completing the event in 11-minutes, 26.66-seconds. The freshman's performance placed her third in the event and bounced teammate Sarah Barrett out of a program top five all-time performance of her own. Barrett finished sixth in the event and crossed the finish line in 11-minutes, 39.55-seconds.
Just missing the record book for UMass was hurdler, Meghan Patrolia. The sophomore missed the fifth best 100 meter hurdle time in UMass history by a millisecond finishing second in the event with a time of 14.50-seconds. Brittany Green crossed the finish eighth at the 15.01-second mark.
Once again the Minutewomen showed off their depth in the 800 meter run. UMass recorded five top eight times with Heather MacLean leading the way. MacLean completed the event in 2-minutes, 13.31-seconds for another first place finish.
Finishing third and fourth as the junior tandem of Katie Powers and Courtney Neves. Powers finished in 2-minutes, 14.82-seconds while Neves crossed the finish line at the 2-minute, 15.91-second mark. Capping off the top eight was Meghan Leahy and Krista Webb finishing just .20-seconds apart. Leahy crossed the finish line seventh with a time of 2-minutes, 17.76-seconds while Webb was the eighth place finisher at 2-minutes, 17.97-seconds.
UMass also showed depth in the 1,500 meter run and the 400 meter hurdles with three scoring times in each event. Leading the way in the 1,500 was Rachel Hilliard with a second place finish and a time of 4-minutes, 37.68-seconds. Carly Zinner and Deirdre Martyn finished fourth and seventh in the event with times of 4-minutes, 46.93-seconds and 4-minutes, 47.77-seconds respectively.
Senior, Andrea Saccardo led the 400 meter hurdle crew with a third place finish. Saccardo completed the hurdles in 1-minute, 7.19-seconds while Robin Kelly and Sara Murphy finished sixth and seventh. Kelly finished the event in 1-minute, 9.46-seconds while Murphy finished in 1-minute, 10.74-seconds.
In sprints the Minutewomen scored four performers between the 100 and 400 meter dash. Ashley Winn recorded the sixth fastest 100 time in the meet completing the event in just 12.53-seconds. Kayla Baldwin grabbed the eight spot with a time of 12.65-seconds. In the 400 meter dash Sarah Bittemann was fifth place finisher at the 59.57-second mark while Kaitlin Gould finished seventh in 1-minute, 1.03-seconds.
Molly McMahon and Katrina Martyn were the two scoring finishers for the Minutewomen in the 5,000 meter run. McMahon crossed the finish line in 18-minutes, 26.60-seconds for a third place finish while Martyn finished in 18-minutes, 46.86-seconds to place fifth.
The squads 4x400 and 4x100 meter relays each scored as well with the 4x400 meter team taking first place at the 3-minute, 57.51-second mark. The 4x100 meter relay quad finished fourth in 48.96-seconds.
In the field Rachel Busch, Kaitlin Gould and Katherine Gabriele all finished in the top eight of the pole vault while Ashley Palmer, Camille Edwards and Lauren Avery scored in the long and triple jumps.
Busch had the fourth best mark of the competition in the pole vault with 10-feet, 8-inches. Gould tied for fifth when she set a height of 10-feet, 2-inches and Gabriele finished eighth in the event at 9-feet, 8-inches.
Palmer recorded the best leap of the meet in the long jump with a distance of 18-feet, 1.75-inches. Edwards followed her in third place with a jump distancing 17-feet, 7-inches. Avery jumped the best mark of the competition in the triple jump with a 37-foot, 1.75-inch jump.
Kaylee DeVincent threw the second best mark in the shot put with Margaret Riseborough not far behind in third place. DeVincent recorded a 39-foot, 10-inch throw while Riseborough threw 39-feet, 2.5-inches.
DeVincent led the way in the discus as well with a throw distancing 123-feet, 3-inches to place sixth in the event. Sara Wagner and Alexa Fearing finished seventh and eighth with throws of 108-feet, 2-inches and 107-feet, 7-inches respectively.
The duo of Wagner and Fearing recorded the third and fifth best throws in the hammer as well. Wagner recorded a throw distancing 153-feet, 8-inches while Fearing threw 133-feet, 3-inches.