Records fall for PSU Women’s Indoor Track & Field at Smith College

Records fall for PSU Women’s Indoor Track & Field at Smith College

Greineder, Miller, Bagley all set new school marks 

            NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Sophomore Claire Greineder (East Greenwich, R.I.), junior Caitlyn Miller (Lee, N.H.) and senior Eve Bagley (Holliston, Mass.) all set new school records to lead the Plymouth State University women's indoor track and field team at the Mary Grinaker Invitational at Smith College on Saturday.

            Greineder shaved more than a second off her time in the 400-meter dash, while Miller established a new standard in the mile run. Bagley's school record effort came in the 600-meter run.

            The meet was a non-scoring event featuring a mix of teams from NCAA Division II and III.


            The Basics:

            Mary Grinaker Invitational – No Team Scoring


            How it Happened:

  • Greineder finished second in the 400-meter dash with her record time of 1:01.11. Her previous mark of 1:02.69 was set last February.
  • Miller took tenth overall in the mile run but topped the previous mark by more than four seconds after posting a time of 5:36.54.
  • Bagley reset the school standard in the 600-meter run with a 1:47.41, topping the previous mark by 0.83 seconds.
  • Freshman Jessica Bradley (Portland, Ore.) set a new personal record in the 60-meter hurdles to qualify for the finals, then set another personal best to finish fifth in 10.30.
  • Junior Leanne Burgess (Bradford, Vt.) set a new personal record in the mile run to top the six-minute mark for the first time after crossing the line in 5:59.94.
  • Sophomore Kim Bowles (Wonalancet, N.H.) took third in the 3000-meter run with a time of 11:15.49, while freshman Brigid Hodsden (Bellows Falls, Vt.) notched a PR in the pole vault after clearing 2.65 meters.
  • Sophomore Paige Boudreau (Dayton, Maine) was the fourth-place finisher in the shot put after covering 11.29 meters and also led PSU with a heave of 12.15 meters in the weight throw.
  • Classmate Emily Geyselaers (Cornwall Bridge, Conn.) had a solid day in the jumps, taking fifth in the long jump (5.10 meters) and finishing sixth in the high jump (1.45 meters).
  • PSU's 4x200 meter relay team of Greineder, Bradley, Geyselaers and freshman Jade Gizzi (Tewksbury, Mass.) posted a 1:50.49 to finish third.


            Straight From the Coach's Mouth:

            "Our women's team continues to show off our best depth in program history," praised head coach John Ostler. "We were competitive at every event venue today and they fed off each other's success. Claire [Greineder] ran a brave race. I'm really proud of her for setting a hot pace for herself in the first lap."


            Up Next:

  • Plymouth State travels to Southern Maine next Saturday (Jan. 25) for the USM Invitational III.




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