Women’s track and field names three captains
Head coach Matt Hird has named three captains for the 2016 women’s track and field team: Chrissy Fraga ’16, Erin McCarthy ’16 and Aubrey Palmquist ’16.
Fraga holds the school record in the heptathlon, a demanding seven-event mix of throwing, jumping, sprinting, hurdling and distance running spread out over two days. McCarthy, along with Fraga, holds the team 4×100 meter relay record, while Palmquist is the school record holder at 10,000 meters and the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
“These three have shown consistent caring and concern for their teammates, constantly encouraging, motivating and congratulating their sisters,” Hird said. “Erin, Chrissy and Aubrey are also strivers in the classroom, as they are all senior nursing classmates. Balancing practices with the significant time demands of a difficult major like nursing requires dedication and commitment, and they handle those requirements with the same success they show in competition.”
Salve Regina’s first competition is April 2 at the Corsair Classic hosted by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.