Kellon Runs School's Second-Fastest Indoor 400-Meter Dash
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Goucher produced the champion in two events and its entry in one of the relays finished in second place at today's Hagerstown Invitational.
The first-place performances came from sophomore Katherine Currier (Brooklyn, N.Y./LaGuardia) in the 3,000-meter run and senior Jaclyn Kellon (Cleveland Heights, Ohio/St. Peter Chanel) in the 400-meter dash. Currier set a new indoor school record with her winning time of 11:00.20 in the 3,000; Kellon turned in the second-fastest time in the history of Goucher's women's indoor track and field program in the 400 dash by completing the event in 1:02.35.
Currier lowered the 3,000 record that dated back to 2006 and was established by Fraley Coles by exactly 19 seconds.
Kellon also ran the opening leg on Goucher's entry in the 3 x 400-meter relay that finished in second place with its time of 4:34.07. The other three runners in that event were Jewell Porter (Silver Spring, Md./John F. Kennedy), Danielle Granger (Amherst, Va./Amherst County) and Stephanie Correa (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora).
The Gophers took third place in two events. Maafio Appiah-Padi (Edmonton, Alberta/Lewisburg Area) accounted for one third-place finish with her personal-best effort of 33'7-1/2" in the shot put and Kamilah Smith (Northampton, Mass./Amherst Regional) for the other as she was clocked at 7.83 seconds in the 55-meter dash.
Granger and Correa both were among the top five finishers in the 55-meter hurdles: Granger placed fourth (:10.00) and Correa was fifth (:10.50).