West Suffield, Conn. native notches a personal best time of 2:16.67 in 800 meter run
EASTON, Mass. (January 30, 2012) – Stonehill College freshman middle-distance runner Sarah Wilson (West Suffield, Conn./Suffield) has been named the Women's Track Rookie of the Week by the Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10), it was announced earlier today.
Wilson posted the top individual performance for the Skyhawks on Friday at the Joe Donahue New Balance Boston Collegiate Indoor Games finishing fifth overall in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:16.67, a new personal best, while falling just shy of the Division II Provisional Qualifying time (2:16.30).
Wilson collects her second-career Track Rookie of the Week honors from the conference after earning the award for her first place finish in the 1,000 meters at the Reggie Poyau Invitational on Saturday, December 10. Wilson edged out Brandeis sophomore Victoria Sanford (Andover, N.Y./Andover) by 0.15 seconds (3:06.16 to 3:06.31) for her first-collegiate victory. Wilson also ran the lead leg of Stonehill's first place 4x800 meter relay team (9:56.72).
The freshman comes to Stonehill College after a standout four-year career at Suffield High School where she currently holds 10 school records including the high-water mark in the 1,000 meter run. Wilson set the school record in the 1,000 meter run with a third place finish at the Indoor Track and Field New England Championships on March 24, 2011 at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center with a time of 2:57.89. Wilson was also selected to the NCCCS All-Conference team for three-straight years.
Stonehill returns to action on Friday, February 3 at the Tufts University Pentathlon at 5 p.m. The Skyhawks will also be competing on Saturday, February 4 at the Tufts University Stampede at 11:00 a.m. and the Charley Torpey Memorial Invitational hosted by the University of Rhode Island at noon.
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