Soja Wins 1,000-Meters As Bobcats Compete At Dartmouth Indoor Classic
HANOVER, N.H. – The Quinnipiac University women's indoor track and field team competed at the 2012 Dartmouth Indoor Classic on Saturday afternoon. The Bobcats' performances were highlighted in the 1,000-meter run where sophomore Jessica Soja (Simsbury, Conn.) won with a time of 3:02.04.
Two Bobcats placed second in their individual events at the meet. Senior Julie Lanning (Victor, N.Y.) finished second in the 3,000-meter run in 10:46, while junior Becca White (Natick, Mass.) was the runner-up in the 800-meters with a time of 2:21.56. Senior Morgan Roche (Clifton Park, N.Y.) also participated in the 800-meter run, crossing the finish line at 2:24.98.
The Faust triplets represented Quinnipiac in the one-mile run, all finishing in the top half of the 46 runners who competed in the event. Amanda Faust (Macungie, Pa.)was the Bobcats' top-finisher as she placed 13th in 5:15.04, followed by Brianna and Christina, running in 5:19.42 and 5:20.55, respectively.
"We are very excited and ready to run next weekend," said head coach Carolyn Martin. "Today was really a tune-up for the NEC Championships. We ran the ladies in shorter races to prepare them for next week. I think today allowed the team to have fresh legs and got them into the right mindset with positive thinking for the Championships."
Freshman Rebecca Stabile (Haverhill, Mass.), last week's Northeast Conference Rookie Athlete of the Week, placed fourth in the 500-meter race in 1:19.51. Additionally, freshman Kayla Sims (Meriden, Conn.) and senior Amanda Duggan (Waldwick, N.J.) broke Quinnipiac records as they competed in the 60-meter hurdles and triple jump, respectively.
The Bobcats return to the track when they compete at the 2012 Northeast Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships on February 11-12. The meet will be held at Prince George's County Sports Complex in Landover, Md. on Saturday and Sunday of next weekend.
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