Boston, Mass. - February 13, 2010 - The Springfield College women's indoor track and field team competed in a pair of non-scoring meets in the city of Boston over the weekend. On Friday, a handful of student athletes competed in the Boston University Valentine Invitational, while others participated in a coed meet at MIT on Saturday.
On Friday evening at BU, Fatima Rose had Springfield's top finish as she placed sixth in the weight throw with a toss of 51-feet, 1-3/4 inches. Already owning the 13th-farthest throw in the country to date, Rose's distance on Friday once again met NCAA Championship provisional qualifying standards.
Other top performers on the ninght for the Pride included Lacey Cartier, who finished 37th in the 800 at 2:18.39. Springfield's 4x400 relay comprised of Joy Jennifer, Crystal Davis, Laurie Jenkins, and Cartier placed 25th with a time of 4:06.47, while Jenkins finished 44th in the 200 at 26.29.
In the 1,000 meters, Michelle Mirti finished 30th in 3:11.89 and Lindsey Eby crossed the finish line of the 3,000 meters in 11:11.97.
The following day at MIT, Rose continued to shine for the Pride as she placed third in both the shot put and weight throw. She recorded a distance of 39-06.00 in the shot and had a toss of 48-11.75 in the weight throw.
Erika Marks picked up a win in the 55 meters as she ran a 7.57, while Megan Libon tied for second with a 7.73. Libon also took fourth in the 200 with a time of 28.05.