MacLean, Crawford Fight To Extend Their Season At ECAC's
May 18, 2014
PRINCETON, N.J. - On Saturday the Minutewomen kicked off their ECAC Championship with Heather MacLean running in the preliminaries of the 800 meter run and Kelsey Crawford competing in the javelin. The pair entered the day on the bubble of qualifying for the NCAA East Regional Championship.
MacLean placed 18 in the preliminaries of the 800 meter run. The freshman hailing from Peabody, Mass., ran the event in 2-minutes, 10.84-seconds and did not qualify her for the finals of the event. Now, MacLean will wait to see if she qualified for the NCAA East Regional Championship with her season best time of 2-minutes, 07.41-seconds. The time now has her 46 in the east region. MacLean already qualified for Junior Nationals in Eugene, Ore.
In the javelin, Crawford entered the day on the bubble of qualifying with the need of a personal best to solidify her spot at regionals. However, Crawford fell just short with her throw of 123-feet, 6-inches placing her 27 in the meet.
Competing on Sunday for UMass is Becky Stoyle and Courtney Kromko in the triple jump. The pair nearly qualified for nationals in the indoor season and are looking to better their marks in order to qualify for regionals.