February 23, 2013

Kellon Claims Second Indoor 400- Meter Dash Crown

Senior Sets New School Record with Winning Time of :59.65

SELINSGROVE, Pa. — As a sophomore, Goucher's Jaclyn Kellon (Cleveland Heights, Ohio/St. Peter Chanel) was the Landmark Conference champion — both indoors and outdoors — in the 400-meter dash.

She could duplicate that feat this year as a senior. She's already halfway there after placing first in the 400 dash today at the 2013 Landmark Conference Women's Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Kellon completed the event today in 59.65 seconds, which is a new indoor school record. She crossed the finish line 48-hundredths of a second ahead of the runner-up, Corrine Glass from Moravian.

The Gophers had another individual place as high as second in an event. That was freshman Kamillah Smith (Northampton, Mass./Amherst Regional), runner-up in the 60-meter dash where she was clocked at 8.15 seconds. The only runner to beat her across the finish line was Brianna Wright from Moravian by 3-hundredths of a second.

Katherine Currier (Brooklyn, N.Y./LaGuardia) set a new indoor school record in the mile with her time of 5:30.44, which was good for fifth place.

Goucher's entry in the 4 x 200-meter relay finished in second place. The foursome of Kellon, Stephanie Correa (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora), Danielle Granger (Amherst, Va./Amherst County) and Smith recorded a combined time of 1:54.07.

The Gophers took fifth place in three other relay events. In the distance medley relay, the quartet of Hallie Yarmus (Groton, Mass./F.W. Parker Charter), Jewell Porter (Silver Spring, Md./John F. Kennedy), Zoe Malkin (Watchung, N.J./Watchung Hills Regional) and Hadley Couraud (East Lansing, Mich./East Lansing) posted a time of 14:14.84. In the 4 x 800-meter relay, Yarmus, Haley Augustson (Athens, W.Va./PikeView), Shea Staab (Fallston, Md./Fallston) and Malkin finished in 11:12.24; in the 4 x 400 event, it was Kellon, Granger, Correa and Porter with a combined time of 4:28.23.

With points being awarded to the top six finishers in a total of 17 events, the Gophers earned 34 points to end up in sixth place in the team scoring.