Women’s Track and Field Has Strong Showing At Plymouth State Winter Classic

Women’s Track and Field Has Strong Showing At Plymouth State Winter Classic

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Led by a Lauren Olton (Stoneham, Mass.) first place finish the women's track and field team finished in fifth place out of 10 teams at the Plymouth State University Winter Classic.

THE BASICS

Team Result – 5th out of 10 teams (58 points)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Olton set a PSU Winter Classic meet record with her jump of 5-02.25 feet in the high jump.  The jump marked a new personal best for the senior.  Olton also earned a top-10 finish in the 60-meter hurdles as she tripped the sensor with a time of 11.46 seconds. 

Olivia Burnes (Paxton, Mass.) grabbed a second place finish in the 400-meter dash with her time of 1:04.12.  Brianna Steele (Rutland, Mass.) earned a fourth place finish in the 500-meter run as the freshman crossed the finish line with a time of 1:27.28. 

In the 60-meter dash Gesheca Boswell (Kingston, Jamaica) led the way with her time of 8.78 seconds, while Nana Anane (Worcester, Mass.) finished in 18th place with a time of 8.82 seconds.  Rebecca Caley (Quincy, Mass.) collected a fifth place finish in the 800-meter run with a strong time of 2:47.74.  Patience Gbedema (Boston, Mass.) also had a second place finish with a time of 3:37.72 in the 1,000-meter run.  Patriciah Mulinge (Brockton, Mass.) earned a seventh place finish overall in the one mile run with a time of 6:03.93. 

Alanna Olton (Stoneham, Mass.) qualified for the finals in the 60-meter hurdles and finished the heat with a time of 10.39 seconds to earn a third place finish.  The 4x200-meter relay team of Boswell, Anane, Krystal Alvarez (Framingham, Mass.), and Burnes finished with a combined time of 1:57.60 to finish in fourth.

WHAT'S NEXT

The Beacons will return to action on January 20 when they compete at the Greater Boston Track Club Invitational in Cambridge.