Goucher Produces CAC Champion in 800

Goucher Produces CAC Champion in 800

Goucher Produces CAC Champion in 800

Boss Sets School Record with Winning Time of 2:22.10

April 21, 2007 

SALISBURY, MD — Goucher's Rachel Boss (Keene, NH/Keene) placed first in the 800-meter run and Sheba Newman-Blount (Lanham, MD/Bishop Ireton) secured points for the Gophers in four individual events today at the 2007 Capital Athletic Conference championships.

As a team, Goucher finished in fifth place with 54 points, one point behind York. Mary Washington captured its 14th straight CAC team title, accumulating 200 points for a four-point edge over Salisbury.

Boss became Goucher's first CAC champion in the 800 when she crossed the finish line one-tenth of a second ahead of Salisbury's Casey McInerny. The senior's winning time of 2:22.10 is a new school record.

Goucher also produced the fourth-place finisher in the 800 in Marisa Long (Hampton Bays, NY/Sachem), who turned in a time of 2:27.56.

Newman-Blount's top finish was second place in the 100-meter dash (:13.19), but she also placed third in the long jump (15-feet, 11-inches), fourth in the triple jump (31-feet, 7.25-inches) and fifth in the 400-meter hurdles (:70.92). She tied her own school record in the triple jump.

Amy McLellan (Brewster, MA/Nauset Regional) crossed the finish line in third place in the 400-meter run, completing the event in 1:02.20, while Fraley Coles (The Plains, VA/Highland School) placed fourth in the 1,500-meter run and fifth in the 5,000-meter run. Coles posted times of 5:04.83 in the 1500 and 19:11.43 (school record) in the 5000.

Goucher had one relay place as high as third and another finish in fifth place. The 4 x 400-meter unit of McLellan, Long, Newman-Blount and Boss captured third place and set a new school record with its time of 4:13.39, while in the 4 x 100, Kanika Staten (Columbia, MD/Long Reach), Chelsea Hauck (Stonington, CT/Stonington), Catherine Abbondanza (Yarmouth, ME/North Yarmouth Academy) collectively finished in :56.13 for fifth place.