Currier Accomplishes First 5K in Under 19 Minutes
Kellon Sets New Indoor 400-Meter Dash School Record
SELINSGROVE, Pa. — Katherine Currier (Brooklyn, N.Y./LaGuardia) became the first female runner in the history of Goucher's indoor track and field program to complete a 5,000-meter run in under 19 minutes at the Susquehanna Invitational today.
That was one of two school records which were broken at the meet by members of head coach John Caslin's squad, which will return to Susquehanna's facility on Feb. 15 for the Susquehanna Open and Feb. 23 for the 2013 Landmark Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships.
Currier's time in the 5,000 was 18:55.83, good for second place. The sophomore was runner-up to Jennifer Bender from Messiah, who was clocked at 18:21.65.
Jaclyn Kellon (Cleveland Heights, Ohio/St. Peter Chanel) accounted for the other school record set today, which she accomplished by crossing the finish line in the 400-meter dash in 1:01.87 and fourth place.
Kamillah Smith (Northampton, Mass./Amherst Regional) was among the top four finishers in two events as she placed third in the 200-meter dash (:27.57) and fourth in the 60-meter dash (:08.20). In the 60-meter hurdles, Stephanie Correa (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora) finished in a tie with Brettlyn Neal from Pittsburgh-Johnstown for eighth place. Both runners completed the event in identical times of 10.54 seconds.
Goucher entries placed fifth overall in the 4 x 200-meter relay and eighth in the 4 x 400. In the shorter of the two events, the foursome of Smith, Danielle Granger (Amherst, Va./Amherst County), Correa and Kellon registered a time of 1:55.80; in the 4 x 400, Kellon, Granger and Correa were joined by Jewell Porter (Silver Spring, Md./John F. Kennedy) and their combined time was 4:33.08.