O'BRIEN HITS NCAA PROVISIONAL MARK IN 1,500 AT DARTMOUTH
COLLEGE WOMEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
At Hanover, NH
Saturday, April 22, 2006
HANOVER, NH -- Sophomore Katy O'Brien (North Easton, MA) hit the NCAA provisional mark in the 1,500 meters by finishing third with a time of 4 minutes, 40.29 seconds to highlight the Tufts University women's outdoor track & field team's performance at the annual Dartmouth Relays on Saturday. That time places O'Brien third all-time at Tufts in the event.
The meet featured several Division I competitors, and Tufts had numerous quality efforts. Freshman Katie Rizzolo (Franklin, MA) finished the 5k in 18:45 flat for second place and an ECAC qualifying time. Classmate Kathleen Rutecki (Milton, MA) took third in the triple jump (33' 5 3/4") in her first time triple jumping in college. Senior tri-captain Rachel Bloom (Sharon, MA) was also third in the 200 meters with a time of 27.04 seconds.
Junior Sarah Crispin (Auburn, ME) and freshman Jackie Ferry (Studio City, CA) made the ECAC mark in the 800, with Crispin's 2:18.71 placing fifth and Ferry's 2:20.71 taking seventh. Junior Maggie McClary (Grantham, NH) was fourth in the 400 hurdles at 1:08.65.
Three freshmen ran PRs again in the steeplechase, led by Evelyn Sharkey (Brunswick, ME) in second place with an 11:40.54 time. Sophomore Cecilia Allende (Moorestown, NJ) threw a big PR in the javelin of 111' 7," moving her to #4 all-time at Tufts.