Goucher Sends 4 x 400 Unit to Penn Relays

Goucher Sends 4 x 400 Unit to Penn Relays

Quartet Completes Event in 4:17.74, 78th Place

April 26, 2007

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The same four runners who placed third in the 4 x 400-meter relay represented Goucher in that event today at the Penn Relays.

When Amy McLellan (Brewster, MA/Nauset Regional), Marisa Long (Hampton Bays, NY/Sachem), Sheba Newman-Blount (Lanham, MD/Bishop Ireton) and Rachel Boss (Keene, NH/Keene) ran the 4 x 400 relay at CACs, they set a new school record with their time of 4:13.39. Today the quarter completed the event in 4:17.74, the second-fastest time ever recorded in the history of Goucher's women's track and field program.

Today's race was conducted through a series of 10 heats and Goucher was the only Division III entry in the ninth heat. Overall, Goucher placed 78th out of the 87 teams which completed in the event.