Monday, February 20, 2012

Final Meet Before 2012 A-10 Indoor Championships

Meaghan McGovern won the Weight Throw in a personal best
at CNU while many team members were in
New York City for the New Balance Games.
Spiders Complete Final Conference Tune-Ups
Courtesy:Richmond Athletics

NEW YORK CITY/NEWPORT NEWS,VA- At the New Balance Collegiate, junior Stephanie Paradiscame out strong to win her Women's 800 Meters heat with a time of 2:16.07. Paradis returned to the track to team up with freshman Taylor Clevinger and sophomores Alyson McGonigle and Alli Mannon in the 4x800 Meter Relay. The foursome would turn in a fourth-place finish with a time of 8:57.30 and break a 30-year old school record of 8:57.44 set in 1982 by Josephine White, Betsy Spillman, Alsyon Hendricks and Melissa Mullet.

Spider 4x800 relay squad
Courtesy: Richmond Athletics
Clevinger would add another top-10 showing to her weekend resume, clocking a 2:52.11 to come away with a ninth-place finish in the 1,000 Meters. The reigning A-10 Rookie of the Week led three teammates under 2:56, as Mannon took third in her heat in 2:54.55, sophomore Amanda Lineberry followed in fourth in 2:54.62 and McGonigle captured her heat in 2:55.91.

All-American 3K steeplechaser Nicol Traynor continued her stellar senior campaign with a personal best of 4:46.57 in the Mile, taking second in her heat and 10th overall. She ran even splits of 71.8 through 400 meters, 2:23.10 (71.3) at 800 meters, 3:35.3 (72.2) through 1,200 meters and finished with 71.3 over the final 400 to post a personal best in the event.


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