Jan 26, 2018
Boston, MA.- The Sacred Heart women's track and field team competed at the Boston University John Thomas Terrier Classic this weekend
Hannah Chamblin broke one of the longest standing records in program history, opening in the 800 meters in a personal best time of 2:12.67. The time is under both the ECAC and New England standard, and moves her into 2nd in the NEC in the event. The previous school record was set by Sara Tasber at New England's in 2003. She ran 2:15.86 on a flat track, which coverts roughly to 2:14.3. Teammate Jacqueline Thorne ran 2:14.89 on the same track a few weeks ago, which was the new "banked track" record until today. Thorne sits 3rd in the NEC in the event.
Lindsey Lucas shattered her personal best in the 5000, crossing in a time of 17:23.34. Her performance is well under both the ECAC and New England standard. Lucas joins teammate Kate Svensen, who ran 17:01.44 earlier this season. The duo sits 1st and 2nd in the NEC in the event. Teammate Emma Cary also shattered her personal best in the event, breaking 18:00 for the first time in a time of 17:53.55. The junior now ranks 4th in the NEC.
Akuadasuo Ezenyilimba continues her domination in the weight throw, with another Invitational win in the event and ECAC/New England mark of 17.97 meters. She was 1st in a field of 47 throwers. Finishing behind her was senior and captain Jenna Rothermel, who threw a personal best and ECAC/New England mark of 16.88m. The duo ranks 1st and 2nd in the NEC in the event.
Other Notable Performances:
Camille McKenzie ran a personal best in the 400 meters, finishing in 59.69 seconds.
Amy Vegliante set an indoor personal best in the pole vault, clearing 11'0.25 ft (3.36m). She moves into 8th in the NEC in the event this season.
Jacqueline Thorne and Tara Connelly ran season bests in the mile, finishing in 5:08.16 and 5:08.73, respectively. The pair sits 5th and 6th in the NEC in the event.
The Pioneers are back in action Friday Feb. 2 at the 14th Annual Yale University Giegengack Invitational at Coxe Cage, New Haven at 5 pm.