Women’s 4×100 relay sets new school record

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The women’s track and field 4×100 meter relay group entered in the April 20 Silfen Invitational established a new school record with a mark of 51.65 seconds, breaking the previous mark of 51.84 set in 1985.

Chrissy Fraga ’16 and Erin McCarthy ’16 had the start and first exchange at 100 meters. McCarthy handed to Kelsey Knight ’15, who raced her 100 meters before leaving Tara Ruddy ’14 with the final leg.

Salve Regina finished sixth out of a dozen schools overall at the meet, with the record-setting relay team scoring eight points for its second-place performance. Ruddy and Knight each had a fourth-place finish worth five points apiece – the former in the 100 meter dash and the latter in the 100 meter hurdles.

Ruddy added a third-place finish for six points in the 200-meter dash, while Aubrey Palmquist ’16 and Victoria Luerssen ’16 each scored six points with third-place finishes in the 5,000 meter run and pole vault, respectively.

MaryElizabeth Pfund ’15 had the best individual finish of any Seahawk, just ahead of Knight in the 100-meter hurdles for second place. Jackie Ofria ’16 had the biggest individual improvement of any Seahawk performer, cutting 24 seconds off her 5,000 meter run.

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