KINGSTON, R.I. – The Holy Cross women's track and field team competed in the Rhode Island Sorlien Memorial Invitational on Friday, Jan. 13 at the Mackal Field House in Kingston, R.I. Leading the Crusaders was sophomore Stephanie Okpoebo (Chelmsford, Mass.) who finished in first place in the 200 with a time of 25.83 seconds and second place in the 60 with a time of 7.80 seconds.
Junior Brittany Gorski (Tewksbury, Mass.) was the top Crusader in the 500 with a time of 1:19.78 placing in sixth. Senior Katelyn Hartnett (Danvers, Mass.) rounded out the top three in the 1,000 with a time of 2:53.65. Senior Alexandria Culkeen (Beverly, Mass.) was the top Crusader in all throwing events with a toss of 15.11 meters finishing in fourth place in the weight throw and threw for a distance of 12.00 meters finishing in seventh place in the shot put.
Other top Crusader finishes included freshman Brianna Tabin (South Hadley, Mass.) and junior Melanie Forte (Milford, N.H.) who finished eighth and nine place respectively in the 200. Junior Sarah Meinelt (Topsfield, Mass.) finished nearly one second behind Gorski in the 500, good enough for a eighth place finish. In the throwing events, junior Kelcey Germain (Auburn, Mass.) finished seventh in the weight throw with a distance of 14.37 meters and freshman Sarah Dahlstrom (Southborough, Mass.) finished in 13th in the shot put with a distance of 10.90 meters.
The Holy Cross women's track and field team continues action tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 14 when other members of the team travel to New Haven, Conn. to compete in the Yale Invitational.