Women’s Track & Field Earns Seven All-New England Honors On Day Two of Championships

Stonehill collects eight All-New England honors over the two-day meet

Farrell earns her first-career All-New England honor in the shot put with a eighth-place finish

HANOVER, N.H. (May 12, 2018) – The Stonehill College women's track and field program, ranked first in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association East Regional poll saw 7 All-New England honor during the second day of competition at the New England Championships, 131st edition at Memorial Field on the campus of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire on Saturday.

Sophomore Madison Ward (Holliston, Massachusetts/Holliston) finished sixth in the high jump for her second-career All-New England accolade of her career. She cleared a height of 5 feet, 5.5 inches matching her career best taking home sixth place out of 22 competitors. Junior Courtney Daggett (Attleboro, Massachusetts/Attleboro) placed 20th as she matched her season best mark of 5 feet, 3 inches.

In the shot put, senior Gaelin Farrell (Baldwinville, Massachusetts/Narragansett Regional) earned her first-career All-New England honor as she took home eighth out of 22 competitors. Farrell threw the shot put 42 feet, 3.25 inches. Sophomore Shayla Lyons (Westerlo, New York/Bishop Maginn/Berne-Knox Westerlo) placed 11th overall with her mark of 41 feet, 8.75 inches. Lyons also competed in the discus throw tossing a distance of 122 feet, 10 inches.

The 4x100-meter relay quartet of Sinead O'Brien (Norwood, Massachusetts/Norwood), Emily Polvere (Somers, New York/Somers), Alison Tobin (Hudson, Massachusetts/Hudson), and Olivia Dexter (East Calais, Vermont/Union 32) took home All-New England honors with their fifth-place finish out of 15 teams. They clocked in a time of 47.80-seconds.

Dexter also ran in the 100-meter sprint as she finished fifth overall in the preliminary round yesterday. The junior clocked in a time of 12.25-seconds earning fourth overall. Yesterday she also qualified for the 200-meter finals with a sixth-place finish and topped her mark running the event in 24.76-seconds, good for another All-New England honor for fourth place. This brought her total to eight All-New England honors in her career.

Dexter collected three All-New England accolades this weekend, totaling eight for her career

Sophomore Zoe Smith (Rochester, Massachusetts/Old Rochester Regional) earned her first All-New England honor in her career as she finished eighth in the 100-meter hurdles clocking in a time of 14.86-seconds after her eighth-place finish in the preliminary round.

The 4x800-meter relay team of Elizabeth Hannon (Franklin, Massachusetts/Bishop Feehan), Alyssa Freeman (Billerica, Massachusetts/Billerica Memorial), Kelly Higgins (Weymouth, Massachusetts/Weymouth), and Jillian Caiazzi (Marlborough, Massachusetts/Marlborough) also earned an All-New England honor finishing fifth out of eight teams clocking in a time of 9:17.77.

The 4x400-meter relay squad posted a time of 3:55.48 taking third in their heat, The quartet of Fiona Jordan (Norwood, Massachusetts/Norwood), Casey Gannon (Warwick, Rhode Island/Toll Gate), Ashley Colarusso (Tewksbury, Massachusetts/Tewksbury Memorial), and Krista Fernandes (Taunton, Massachusetts/Coyle and Cassidy) took home ninth overall out of 16 teams in the field.

Junior Hannon, who was originally ranked 24th in the 1500-meter run clocked in a time of 4:34.73 taking home ninth place. Sophomore Anna Lastra (Bridgton, Maine/Fryeburg Academy) ranked 32nd prior to competing, finished 24th overall with a time of 4:46.82.

Junior Caiazzi clocked in a time of 2:14.02 in the 800-meter run finishing 16th overall 30 competitors after being ranked 20th prior to running.

Sophomore Jordan Callahan (Plymouth, Massachusetts/Plymouth North) competed in her first New England Championship running in the 3000-meter steeplechase and finishing 16th out of 29th with a time of 11:24.78.

Stonehill will be off next weekend before returning to action from May 24-26, when its qualified individuals compete at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships, hosted by the Johnson C. Smith University at the Irwin Belk Complex in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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