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BU Valentine Invitational Camels Set Six School Records in Beantown Dermody and Mavrovic Shine in 3000 Meters

Lianne Swanson '12
Lianne Swanson '12
BOSTON, Mass.--The Connecticut College Track & Field teams competed in the Boston University Valentine Invitational Saturday. The Camel women set four school records while the men added two records of their own. Results Kim Bolick (Hopkinton, Mass.) set a school record in the 1000 meters, qualifying for the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and All-New England Championship with a time of 3:01.06. Other school records included Sara Gildersleeve's (Sharon, Mass.) performance in the 200 meters (26.36 seconds), Sarah Matthews' (Westwood, Mass.) time of 1:19.36 in the 500 meters and Carmen Palumbo (Wilmington, Mass.) in the 60 meter hurdles. Palumbo's time of 9.82 seconds qualified her for the New England Division III Championship. Two Camel women qualified for the New England Division III Championship. Junior Michelle Wesley (Millwood, N.Y.) did so in the 800 meters, posting a time of 2:28.66. In the 3000 meters, Kerry Dermody (Erieville, N.Y.) stamped her ticket to the New England Division III Championship with a time of 10:49.83. In the distance medley relay, the Camel foursome comprised of Kim Bolick, Sarah Matthews, Michelle Wesley and Lianne Swanson (Franklin, Mass.) qualified for the ECAC Championship with a season-best time in 12:57.11. Sara Gildersleeve, Gina Deitz (Portland, Ore.), Wesley and Matthews ran a season-best time of 4:12.14 in the 4x400 meter relay. In the men's invitational the Camel set two records this weekend. Alex Mavrovic (Thetford Mines, Quebec) qualified for the All-New England Championship in the 3000 meters with a record setting time of 8:29.25. The record, previously held by All-American Brian Murtagh '09, was set in 2007. In the 200 meters, Geoff Phaneuf (Woonsocket, R.I.) posted a record setting time of 23.29 seconds. In the 400 meters, Ian Rathkey (Old Lyme, Conn.) qualified for the New England Division III Championship with a time of 51.63 seconds. Rathkey, Matt Boudreau (Bridgewater, Mass.), Aaron Fellows (Hudson, N.H.) and Geoff Phaneuf ran a season best time of 3:33.13 in the 4x400 meter relay.

February 11, 2012

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