PSU Women’s Indoor Track & Field opens season at UMass Boston

PSU Women’s Indoor Track & Field opens season at UMass Boston

Wescott sets school record in 60m hurdles

             BOSTON, Mass. – Freshman Hannah Wescott (St. Johnsbury, Vt.) set a school record in the 60-meter hurdles as the Plymouth State University women's indoor track & field team kicked off the 2018-19 campaign at the University of Massachusetts Boston Indoor Open at the Reggie Lewis Center on Saturday.

            The meet was non-scoring and featured competitors from all three NCAA divisions.


             The Basics:

             UMass Boston Indoor Open – No Team Scoring


             How it Happened:

             * Wescott's school-record time was good enough for a 12th place finish. She also took third in the pole vault after clearing 2.75 meters on her final.

             * Classmate Emily Geyselaers (Cornwall Bridge, Conn.) also had a strong debut, taking 14th in the 200-meter dash in 27.35, and adding a sixth place finish in the long jump. The rookie reached exactly 5.00 meters on her final attempt.

             * Senior Diana Perez (Cranston, R.I.) finished just behind Geyselears in the long jump with a leap of 4.98 meters, while taking second in her heat in the 60-meter dash with a time of 8.81.

             * Freshman Joslyn Lanteigne (Berlin, N.H.) won her 60-meter dash heat in 8.69 seconds. Lanteigne also won her heat in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.94.

             * Freshman Claire Greineder (East Greenwich, R.I.) was a touch faster in the 200 meters, finishing in 28.08 to take the top spot in her heat.

             * Senior Nora Robichaud (Hampstead, N.H.) finished fifth in the pole vault, clearing 2.75 meters.


             Straight from the Coach's Mouth:

            "We have a great infusion of young talent on our women's team this year," said head coach John Ostler. "None of the freshmen were intimidated in their first collegiate meet. Across the board we kept everyone's number of events light so we could get the season off on the right foot. We're excited as a group to really show what we have next week at home."


             Up Next:

             * The Panthers wrap up the fall semester by hosting the PSU Winter Classic next Saturday (Dec. 8) starting at 10:00 a.m.




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