Panthers' relay teams set two school records
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Freshman Hannah Wescott (St. Johnsbury, Vt.) posted three top-four finishes and the Plymouth State University women's indoor track and field team relay teams set a pair of school records as the Panthers finished fifth at the Little East Conference (LEC) Indoor Track & Field Championship at George E. Davis '63 Track at the Bank of New Hampshire Field House on Saturday.
Wescott set a school record in the preliminaries of the 60-meter hurdles and added strong performances in the high jump and pole vault, while the Panthers' 4x200 and 4x400-meter relay teams both set new school records.
Freshman Paige Boudreau (Dayton, Maine) also set a new PSU standard in the weight throw.
Plymouth State accumulated 41 points to finish fifth. Rhode Island College captured the team title with 174 points.
LEC Indoor Track & Field Championships – 5th of 8 Teams
How it Happened:
* Wescott qualified in the top spot in the 60-meter hurdles with a school record time of 9.55 seconds. Her 9.74 in the finals was good enough for fourth place.
* Wescott matched her own school record in the pole vault after reaching 2.90 meters, and added a fourth place finish in the high jump by clearing 1.50 meters.
* Senior Diana Perez (Cranston, R.I.) and freshmen Claire Greineder (East Greenwich, R.I.), Emily Geyselaers (Cornwall Bridge, Conn.) and Wescott joined forces in the 4x200-meter relay to finish in 1:49.94.
* Greineder teamed up with Geyselaers, junior Eve Bagley (Holliston, Mass.) and senior Nora Robichaud (Hampstead, N.H.) to top the PSU 4x400-meter relay record by over three seconds. Their time of 4:20.63 was good enough for third place.
* Boudreau reached 12.44 meters in the weight throw, topping the previous school record by 0.35 meters to finish eighth.
* Bagley finished third in the 800-meter run after posting a time of 2:32.33.
* Sophomore Leanne Burgess (Bradford, Vt.) put forth an outstanding effort in the 3000-meter run after cutting nearly 27 seconds off her season best time. She finished second after crossing the finish line in 11:15.01.
* Robichaud and seniors Brianna Warnick (Derry, N.H.) and Kayla Gould (Orford, N.H.) all reached 2.60 meters in the pole vault to tie for seventh. The mark was a season best for Warnick, and matched a season best for Gould.
* Geyselaers added a fifth place finish in the long jump after covering 5.01 meters.
Straight from the Coach's Mouth:
"This was a great learning experience for us," said head coach John Ostler. "A lot of our younger athletes now know what it takes to prepare for a conference meet. I'm most proud of how our women came together to form some great relays. They really feed off each other and that support brings out the best in one another. Leanne [Burgess] was the big surprise today. She does this for us once a season; drops a really fast race. She picked the best day to have a great day."
* Qualifying athletes will head to the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championship next weekend at Bowdoin College.
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