Boss Captures Second Place in 800-Meter Run

Boss Captures Second Place in 800-Meter Run

Gophers Finish in Eighth Place at Messiah Invitational

April 14, 2007 

GRANTHAM, PA — Goucher's Rachel Boss (Keene, NH/Keene) was runner-up in the 800-meter run today at the Messiah Invitational.

Boss earned eight team points for the Gophers with her second-place performance, and her time of 2:25.34 is a new school record in the event.

Goucher earned an additional four points in the 800 thanks to a fifth-place finish by Marisa Long (Hampton Bays, NY/Sachem), who completed the event in 2:28.96.

Shena Newman-Blount (Lanham, MD/Bishop Ireton) earned points for the Goucher in two events. She placed fifth in the long jump (15-feet, 7.25-inches) and sixth in the 100-meter dash (:13.40).

Fraley Coles (The Plains, VA/Highland School) placed fifth in the 1,500-meter run (5:05.44) and Amy McLellan (Brewster, MA/Nauset Regional) finished sixth in the 400-meter run (:64.55).

Goucher, which placed eighth in a field of 13 teams with a total of 30 points, also secured points in the 4 x 400-meter relay where the quartet of McLellan, Long, Newman-Blount and Boss placed fourth with a time of 4:21.22.