Women's Track And Field Continues Action At Patriot League Championship

Stephanie Okpoebo

LEWISBURG, Pa. – The Holy Cross women's track and field team took part in day two of the Patriot League Championship on Saturday and two Crusader athletes recorded new school records in the preliminary rounds of competition. Senior Erin Linnehan (Litchfield, N.H.) broke her own school mark by six one-hundredths of a second with a time of 8.93 in the 60 meter hurdles. Sophomore Stephanie Okpoebo (Chelmsford, Mass.) also bettered her previous record in the 60 meter dash setting the new mark at 7.60 seconds. Okpoebo also took first in the preliminary 200 meter dash finishing with a time of 25.21 to advance to the finals.

Sophomore Sandra van den Heuvel (Nashua, N.H.) was the top Crusader athlete in the 5,000 meter final with a ninth place finish and time of 18:26.68 and senior Alexandria Culkeen (Beverly, Mass.) took home the fifth spot in the final of the weight throw with a distance of 16.14 meters. The 4x800 meter relay team comprised of juniors Kathleen Brekka (Hubbardston, Mass.), Sarah Meinelt (Topsfield, Mass.) and Brittany Gorski (Tewksbury, Mass.) and senior Katelyn Hartnett (Danvers, Mass.) came in second in the final with a time of 9:00.43 earning the Crusaders eight team points.

Navy leads the way after two days of competition with a team score of 56. The women's track and field team will conclude the Patriot League Championship tomorrow, Feb. 19, with events scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m.