Women's Track And Field Begins Outdoor Season At Husky Spring Open

Megan Skwirz

DEDHAM, Mass. – The Holy Cross women's track and field team competed in its first outdoor meet of the season on Saturday at the Husky Spring Open hosted by Northeastern. Sophomore Stephanie Okpoebo (Chelmsford, Mass.) took second place in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.63 seconds and also finished fifth in the 200 meter dash with a time of 25.85 seconds to lead the Crusaders. Senior Alexandria Culkeen (Beverly, Mass.) led the way in the field events finishing second overall in the shot put with a distance of 11.93 meters and fifth in the discus throw at 36.00 meters.

Other top finishers for Holy Cross included freshman Lyndsay Delello (Sidney, N.Y.) who finished sixth in the 400 meter hurdles crossing the finish line at 1:14.35. Freshman Julia Levesque (West Simsbury, Conn.) took eighth in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 16:14 seconds. Sophomore Hannah McCormick (Newburyport, Mass.) placed 10th in a pair of events including the 800 meter run with a time of 2:26.54 and the 1,500 meter run with a time of 4:56.20.

In the field events, sophomore Kylene Carey (East Bridgewater, Mass.) took fourth in the triple jump with a distance of 10.28 meters and sophomore Christy Manning (Scarborough, Maine) finished sixth in the javelin throw at 36.35 meters. Freshman Mackenzie Arndt (Merrimack, Mass.) also finished sixth in the pole vault with a height of 3.13 meters. Freshman Marissa Romano (Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.) and junior Bridget Straub (Mattituck, N.Y.) took seventh and eighth in the long jump with distances of 4.62 and 4.61 meters, respectively.

The women's track and field team will return to outdoor action on April 7 when it travels to Durham, N.H. to take on New Hampshire and Maine at 11:00 a.m.