Sophomore Breaks 200, Long Jump Records

Sophomore Breaks 200, Long Jump Records

Goucher Takes Third in Distance Medley Relay

February 17, 2007 

SELINSGROVE, PA — Goucher's Sheba Newman-Blount (Lanham, MD/Bishop Ireton) set two new indoor school records and was part of a relay that turned in the fastest time in school history in the 4 x 400-meters at today's Susquehanna Open.

The records broken by the sophomore were in the 200-meter dash and long jump. She completed the 200 in :28.27, good for eighth place, and took 15th place in the long jump with an effort of 14-feet, 10 1/2-inches.

The Gophers grabbed sixth place in the 4 x 400 relay by completing the event in 4:30.25. Running along with Newman-Blount were Marisa Long (Hampton Bays, NY/Sachem), Amy McLellan (Brewster, MA/Nauset Regional) and Rachel Boss (Keene, NH/Keene).

Long and Boss were also part of Goucher's entry that placed third in the distance medley relay and set a new school record with its time of 13:35.47. The other two runners were Kanika Staten (Columbia, MD/Long Reach) and Fraley Coles (The Plains, VA/Highland School).

Coles also placed fifth overall in the mile (5:40.63), Long was seventh in the 800-meter run (2:34.20), Newman-Blount was seventh in the 55-meter dash (:07.84) and Boss was eighth in the 400-meter run (:65.62).