PSU Women’s Indoor Track & Field finishes fourth at Panther Invitational

PSU Women’s Indoor Track & Field finishes fourth at Panther Invitational

Bagely, Goulette, Dennis, Edwards and 4x800 relay team set school records

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Plymouth State University women's indoor track & field team set five school records and tied another as the team placed fourth at the Panther Invitational at the George E. Davis '63 Track in the Bank of New Hampshire Field House in ALLWell North on Saturday.

            NCAA Division II Franklin Pierce University won the team title with 146 points, with Eastern Connecticut State University (141) placing second. D-II Southern New Hampshire was third (120) with the Panthers accruing 66.50 points to finish ahead of Regis College (51), Colby-Sawyer College (46.50), Newbury College (39), the University of Maine-Farmington (18) and Thomas College of Maine (6).

            It was the first competition for PSU in six weeks, but multiple school records were eclipsed. Sophomore Eve Bagely (Holliston, Mass.) set a new standard in the 500-meter dash, taking first while posting a time of 1:29.02. Senior Rileigh Goulette (Saint Albans, Vt.) set a record in the mile run, finishing in 5:48.31 and junior Haley Dennis (Coventry, R.I.) set a new record with a 20:16.79 showing in the grueling 5000-meter run.

            The 4x800-meter relay team of Bagely, freshman Jessica Ewing (Amherst, N.H.), Goulette and junior Jennifer Marcus (Eliot, Maine) finished with a time of 10:58.12, shattering the previous mark of 11:22.00. Junior Jillian Edwards (Exeter, N.H.) reached a record distance of 11.49m in the weight throw, while in the high jump, freshman Paige Dunleavy (Hampton, N.H.) tied the school record of 1.47m.

            Junior Diana Perez (Cranston, R.I.) qualified for the New England Division III Championships in the long jump, leaping 4.98m to take third.

            Other top performances were turned in by sophomore Lora Giguere (Tolland, Conn.), who took second among D-III competition in the 3000-meter run in 11:37.40, junior Nora Robichaud (Hampstead, N.H.), who placed sixth in the 400-meter dash in 1:06.76, and junior Brianna Warnick (Derry, N.H.), whose time of 30.31 was good enough for 13th in the 200-meter dash.

Plymouth State seniors (Front row, L-R)     
Cimetti, Oliveira, Goulette & Anderson  

            Prior to the start of the meet the team recognized seniors Allbanie Anderson (Somersworth, N.H.), Alex Cimetti (Saugus, Mass.), Goulette and Stacey Oliveira (Brockton, Mass.), who all competed in the final home meet of their careers.

            The Panthers are back in action next Saturday (Jan. 27) at the Tufts Winter Classic.




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