Women’s Track ‘ Field: Huskies second at Boston Indoor Games

By Cynthia Retamozo

The women’s indoor track team won five events at the Boston Indoor Games in the Reggie Lewis Center Friday, accumulating 118 points and placing second overall against 18 other schools.

Head coach Sherman Hart said although the team made some mental errors, like starting before the signal, they still came out strong.

“It shows that even on our bad days, we still perform very well,” he said.

Senior captain Shanae Henry placed first for the 200-meter event (24.85). Henry then went on to place second with a time of 7.21 in the 55-meter, with freshman Cosandria Walker placing fifth (25.79). Also placing first was senior Zara Northover in both the shot put and weight throw, with a distance of 15.60 meters and 16.28 meters, respectively.

In the long jump, freshman Celeste Holder won with a distance of 5.57 meters. Taking third was Senior Aquila Williams-Judge (5.45 meters). Williams-Judge placed first in the 55 -meter hurdles with a time of 8.17.

In the 800-meter, junior Laura McCloskey took fifth in 2:21.24. Also taking fifth was junior Kristen Ripple in the high jump, covering 5 feet, 3.75 inches.

Sophomore Olivia Kalinowska took first in the pole vault covering 12 feet, while freshman Brook Borso placed second covering 11 feet, 6 inches.

For the 400-meter dash, freshman Erin Johnson placed fourth with a time of 59.26. Senior DaviAnn Brown took sixth in the same event at 59.51.

In the 4×400 relay, the Huskies placed second with a time of 3:56.85. The team consisted of Brown as the first leg, followed by Henry, then Holder and finally Johnson to finish it off.

Hart said the indoor season would be taken lightly to prepare for the more vigorous outdoor season coming up. Last year the team burned out during the spring season finals and they’re being cautious to not repeat the same error, Hart said.

Henry said unity is the reason for the team’s consistent success.

“We have such strong camaraderie and just love each other and push each other,” she said. “2007 is going to be the breakthrough year for us.”

NU will compete in the Harvard Select Meet Saturday and in the BU Multi-Team Meet Monday.

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