Panthers set new marks in 4x800 and DMR, Perez competes in long jump
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Junior Diana Perez (Cranston, R.I.) was the lone member of the Plymouth State University women's indoor track and field team competing in an individual event at the Division III New England Championships at the Field House at Springfield College on Saturday, but three relay teams also represented PSU, with two setting new school records in the process.
Perez competed in the long jump, covering a distance of 5.03 meters (16' 6.00") to finish 15th overall.
PSU also had a trio of relay teams in competition in the 4x200, 4x800 and distance medley relays.
The 4x200 relay team of juniors Amanda Bomely (Middletown, Conn.), Nora Robichaud (Hampstead, N.H.), senior Allbanie Anderson (Somersworth, N.H.) and Perez posted a season best time of 1:53.84 to finish in 14th place.
The 4x800 relay team consisting of senior Rileigh Goulette (Saint Albans, Vt.), freshman Jessica Ewing (Amherst, N.H.), junior Jennifer Marcus (Eliot, Maine) and sophomore Care Maki (Barre, Mass.) finished 16th with a time of 10:38.59, topping their seed time by over six seconds while setting a new school record in the process.
The distance medley relay team of junior Lora Giguere (Tolland, Conn.), Robichaud, Goulette and junior Haley Dennis (Coventry, R.I.) also set a new program standard, finishing in a school record time of 13:22.59 to earn an 11th place finish.
None of PSU's finishes were high enough to accrue any team points. Williams College led the team rankings with 149 points, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (127) and Middlebury College (73).
Plymouth State will next compete in Boston University's Last Chance Meet next Saturday (Feb. 24).
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