Coles Breaks School Record in 5,000 Meters

Coles Breaks School Record in 5,000 Meters

Newman-Blount Qualifies for 100-Meter Dash Finals

March 24, 2007 

TOWSON, MD — Fraley Coles (The Plains, VA/Highland School) broke the school record in the 5,000-meter run today at the Towson Invitational.

The junior completed the event in 19:19.84, good for fourth place.

Coles also placed seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase as she crossed the finish line in 12:28.77, which is the fourth-fastest time in that event in the history of Goucher's women's track and field program.

Sheba Newman-Blount (Lanham, MD/Bishop Ireton) was the only other Goucher's athlete to finish as high as seventh place in an individual event today. She qualified for the 100-meter dash finals with a time of :13.67 in the trials, and then turned in a time of :13.73 in the finals to capture seventh place.

Newman-Blount was also part of Goucher's 4 x 400-meter relay team that finished in seventh place with a time of 4:22.01. Others who took part in that event were Amy McLellan Brewster, MA/Nauset Regional), Marisa Long (Hampton Bays, NY/Sachem) and Rachel Boss (Keene, NH/Keene).

There was no team scoring at the Towson Invitational.