Women's Indoor Track Breaks One More School Record at ECAC Championships; Closes Out Season With 26 on the Year
BOSTON, Mass. – The Quinnipiac women's indoor track team closed out its 2012-13 season in style as they broke another school record, their 26th record-breaking run on the year, as they finished their season at the ECAC Championships. The Bobcats' distance medley relay team scored a time of 11:49.62 to obliterate the previous school record broken a week earlier at the New England Championships. The 4 x 800m relay team also put together an eighth place finish to earn the Bobcats one point on the afternoon.
"I'm really happy with the relay results as the girls really came into today motivated and ready to run their best," said Quinnipiac women's indoor track head coach Carolyn Martin. "The whole team finished up the season with their best meets of the year as they continued to grow and excel as we got into the later stages of the season. I'm really hopeful for the outdoor season as these girls are all excited for the warm weather and more meets."
The distance medley team ran the most impressive race in program history as they clocked in at 11:49.62, which was nearly 10 seconds faster than the previous record of 11:59.06. The group of seniors Rachel Morelli (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Becca White (Natick, Mass.) along with freshmen Shameal Samuels (Hartford, Conn.) and Tracy Campbell (Wall Township, N.J.) all combined for the time as they finished 10th in the overall standings out of 22 teams, just two spots away from placing in the event.
The 4 x 800m relay squad of freshmen Chelsea Savage (Pembroke, Mass.) and Medinah Nabadduka (Windsor, Conn.), sophomore Katy Petrie (Cranston, R.I.) and senior Hannah Donadio (Killingworth, Conn.) all clocked in with a time of 9:05.69 in the finals of the event. After qualifying for the finals with a school record time of 9:05.28 yesterday, the team came out and very nearly broke it again but finished eighth out of nine times to earn the Bobcats one point.
Graduate student Morgan Roche (Clifton Park, N.Y.) closed out her indoor career with one final run in the 3000m. She posted a 10:02.37 to finish in 21st position as the Bobcats will have to say goodbye to one of their most stories long distance runners in program history.
The Bobcats close out the season after a transcendent year in which the Bobcats placed sixth at the NEC Championship, their highest finish since 2007. Head coach Carolyn Martin won her second career NEC Coach of the Year for her efforts in transforming the team this season. It was also her first coaching women's indoor track as the other came in women's cross country. The team also broke an astonishing 26 program records this season in eight different events as the group of underclassmen sprinters certainly gave Quinnipiac an added dynamic the program has never seen before. This group of Bobcats will now turn to the outdoor track season starting March 29 at the University of Richmond as Quinnipiac will compete in the two-day meet.
Contact: Maxx McNall; email@example.com