Tobin Leads Women’s Track and Field in Opening Day at New England Championships

Tobin earns Stonehill its' first All-New England honor at the Championship

Dexter qualified for both the 100- and 200-meter sprints on day one (PHOTO BY: Mark Connolly)

HANOVER, N.H. (May 11, 2018) – The Stonehill College women's track and field team, ranked first in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association East Regional poll saw one All-New England honors on the opening day of the New England Championships, 131st edition at Memorial Field on the campus of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire on Friday.

Senior Alison Tobin (Hudson, Massachusetts/Hudson) finished fourth among 23 pole vaulters Friday afternoon. Tobin earned her first All-New England honor of her career, as she cleared a height of 12 feet, 5.5 inches. Tobin was ranked seventh out of the field on the performance list prior to competing.

After finishing third in heat four of the 100-meter hurdles, sophomore Zoe Smith (Rochester, Massachusetts/Old Rochester Regional) placed eighth overall out of 24 competitors and qualified for finals tomorrow. Her personal best time of 14.73-seconds at the Championship was her first appearance in her career as she was 17th on the performance list prior to competing.

Junior Olivia Dexter (East Calais, Vermont Union 32) qualified for both the 100-meter and 200-meter dash finals after day one competition. Her second-place finish in the 100-meter dash in her heat with a time of 12.11-seconds ranked fifth overall as she was the first Division II competitor in the top five. She also took second in her heat in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.07-seconds ranking sixth overall as one of three Division II qualifiers in the field.

Smith qualified for the 100-meter hurdles in her first New England Championship (PHOTO BY Sportspix)

Senior Emily Polvere (Somers, New York/Somers), competing in her fourth outdoor Championship, clocked in a time of 26.09 in the 200-meter dash, finishing fifth in her heat.

Freshman Casey Gannon (Warwick, Rhode Island/Toll Gate), in her first outdoor New England Championship posted a 12th-place finish among 31 competitors with a time of 1:05.03. Junior Krista Fernandes (Taunton, Massachusetts/Coyle and Cassidy), who was predicted 17th, matched her ranking with a time of 1:05.77.

Fiona Jordan (Norwood, Massachusetts/Norwood) qualified for her first New England Championship as she finished 30th with a time of 1:00.03 in the 400-meter run.

Senior Emily Knox (Worcester, Massachusetts/Notre Dame Academy) ran the 5000-meter in 18:13.10 taking 23rd overall competing in her second New England Championships.

Stonehill will continue competing at Memorial Field in day two of the New England Championships. Competition will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the Heptathlon, followed by the field events starting at noon and the track events also starting at noon.

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