Goucher Relay Crosses Finish Line in First

Goucher Relay Crosses Finish Line in First

Pair of Thirds, New School Record for Newman-Blount

February 9, 2007 

SELINSGROVE, PA — Goucher produced the first-place entry in the women's 4 x 800-meter relay tonight at the Susquehanna Invitational.

The quartet of Marisa Long (Hampton Bays, NY/Sachem), Rachel Boss (Keene, NH/Keene), Britt Honbarrier (Raleigh, NC/Ravenscroft) and Fraley Coles (The Plains, VA/Highland School) completed the event in 10:27.19, shaving more than 13 seconds off the indoor school record which was set last weekend at the Frank Colden Invitational.

Goucher had another relay place third. In the 4 x 200, Amy McLellan (Brewster, MA/Nauset Regional), Chelsea Hauck (Stonington, CT/Stonington), Kanika Staten (Columbia, MD/Long Reach) and Sheba Newman-Blount (Lanham, MD/Bishop Ireton) turned in a time of 2:01.44 to finish behind only Susquehanna and York.

Newman-Blount also placed third in an individual event as she completed the 55-meter dash in :07.91, and broke the indoor school record in the 200-meter run with her time of :28.79, good for seventh place.

Long and Boss were separated by one-hundredth of a second as they placed eighth and ninth, respectively, in the 800. Long crossed the finish line in 2:36.20 and Boss in 2:36.21.

No team score scoring was maintained at the meet.