Currier Breaks Oldest Standing Record, Runner-Up in 5,000
CARLISLE, Pa. — Destiny Phillips (Washington, D.C./Dunbar) was responsible for three of the five new indoor school records that Goucher athletes set today at the DuCharme Invitational.
Phillips already held the records in the 55-meter hurdles and 55-meter dash, but bettered both of those times with her performances today: 8.68 seconds in the 55 hurdles, which was good for first place, and 7.35 seconds in the 55 dash, which put her in third place.
The third record the freshman broke today was in the 200-meter dash where she placed third with her time of 27.11 seconds.
Katherine Currier (Brooklyn, N.Y./LaGuardia) broke the women's indoor track and field program's longest-standing record with her time of 19:09.67 in the 5,000-meter run. She was runner-up in the event and eclipsed a record (19:15.89) that was established by Bridget Wildt back on Feb. 24, 2001.
Caitlin Biggers (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y./Lakeland) took eighth place in the 400-meter run with her time of 1:06.55.
The fifth school record set today was by Goucher's entry in the 4 x 1,600-meter relay. The foursome of Zidanic, Taylor Burr (Addison, Maine/Maranacook Community), Kathryn Walker (Plymouth Meeting, Pa./Plymouth Whitemarsh) and Currier was clocked at 23:04.64 to beat out Messiah by more than 32 seconds for first place.
The Gophers came away with points in two other relay events: eight points out of the foursome of Kelsey Turner (Philadelphia, Pa./Germantown Friends), Nathalie Hall (New Haven, Conn./Wilbur Cross), Jaclyn Kellon (Cleveland Heights, Ohio/St. Peter Chanel) and Phillips for being the runner-up in the 4 x 200-meter relay (1:53.28) and four points for a fifth-place finish by its entry of Gwendolyn Moiles (Waldoboro, Maine/Medomak Valley), Kenzie Weber (Lake George, N.Y./Lake George), Zoe Malkin (Watchung, N.J./Watchung Hills Regional) and Rachel Ward (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) in the 4 x 800-meter relay (11:07.36).
Out of the 15 teams which took part, Goucher ended up in fifth place with a team score of 61 points. The Gophers finished one-third of a point behind Hood.