Three Freshmen Highlight Women's Indoor Track at Yale as Three More School Records Fall
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac women's indoor track team finished up the 2012 calendar year at the Yale Season Opener and another three school records fell on Saturday. Though the meet was unscored, the Bobcats had several individual standouts and relay team victories that will carry the team into the spring semester.
"The women had another great meet and we are really excited about how the rest of the season is going to unfold," said Quinnipiac women's indoor track head coach Carolyn Martin. "Our girls have come out with some great times and we really want to keep the intensity up over break."
Freshman Nadia Jarvis (Port Republic, N.J.) highlighted the effort with a 9.62 second time in the 60 meter hurdles to establish a new school record. Her qualifying time of 9.63 landed her a spot in the finals where she posted another great time to establish the mark.
Freshman Alea Simons (Piscataway, N.J.) improved her 60 meter school record established last week at the Terrier Invitational from 8.31 seconds to 8.23 at Yale.
The third and final school record fell on the feet of freshman Shameal Samuels (Hartford, Conn.) who ran a new record in the 200 meter. Her finishing time of 25.95 seconds now stands alone in the Quinnipiac record books.
Several other individual standouts on the day include Samuels winning the 500 meter dash event for the Bobcats with a time of 1:16.20. Graduate student Martha Santandreu (Hamburg, N.Y.) finished second in the overall standings in the 3000 meter run with a time of 10:57.17 while fellow graduate student Morgan Roche (Clifton Park, N.Y.) ran a 5:14.31 in the one mile run that was good for second overall in the event.
Sophomore Rebecca Stabile (Haverhill, Mass.) led the Bobcat contingent in the 400 meter dash as she crossed the line in 58.90 seconds which gave her a third place finish out of 24 runners in the event.
The relay teams on Saturday also showed the Bobcat's great depth as the Quinnipiac 'A' team took first place in the 4 x 800 meter relay with a time of 9:26.85 and were closely followed by the Quinnipiac 'B' team who came in third with a time of 9:45.06. The women weren't done on Saturday as the Quinnipiac 'A' relay squad took first place in the 4 x 400 meter relay with a time of 3:57.48.
The Bobcats will now take the next month off before competing in the Go Rhody Invitational hosted by the University of Rhode Island on Jan. 11.
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