Goucher's DMR Places Fourth, Sets New Indoor School Record
SELINSGROVE, Pa. — Goucher's Jaclyn Kellon (Cleveland Heights, Ohio/St. Peter Chanel) placed first in the 400-meter dash today at the 2011 Landmark Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships.
In becoming the first Goucher's first champion in an individual event in the sport of indoor track and field in the four-year history of the Landmark Conference, the sophomore completed the 400 in 1:03.01, which is a new indoor school record.
Kellon also tied the indoor 55-meter hurdles school record when she turned in a time of :09.44 during the preliminaries, which got her into the finals where she placed sixth overall (:10.50).
The indoor school record in the distance medley relay also fell today as Goucher's entry of Hadley Couraud (East Lansing, Mich./East Lansing), Caitlin Biggers (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y./Lakeland), Katelynn Zidanic (York, Pa./Central York) and Taylor Burr (Addison, Maine/Maranacook Community) posted a time of 13:33.40, good for fourth place.
Goucher had two relays finish as high as third place. In the 4 x 800-meter event, the quartet of Couraud, Zidanic, Kathryn Walker (Plymouth Meeting, Pa./Plymouth Whitemarsh) and Burr was clocked at 10:32.82 for third place; in the 4 x 400, a time of 4:32.65 allowed the foursome of Dana Macaluso (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington), Biggers, Couraud and Kellon to come in third and earn six points for the Gophers.
Goucher took fourth in the 4 x 200-meter relay (1:58.38).
Abby Cooney (Holden, Mass./Wachusett Regional) secured points for the Gophers in two events: four points for her fourth-place finish in the weight throw (39-feet, 8.75-inches) and one point for placing sixth in the shot put (30-feet, 10.25-inches).
Macaluso placed fifth in the long jump, clearing 15-feet, 6.75-inches, and Burr completed the mile run in 5:34.69, good for fifth place.
The Gophers scored points in 10 of the meet's 17 events and, with a team score of 40 points, head coach John Caslin's squad ended up in fifth place.