School Records Fall in 800, 4 x 400 Relay

School Records Fall in 800, 4 x 400 Relay

Newman-Blount Places First in Three Events

March 31, 2007 

TOWSON, MD — Goucher's Sheba Newman-Blount (Lanham, MD/Bishop Ireton) placed first in three individual events and new school records were set in the 800-meter run and 4 x 400-meter relay at today's Goucher College Track & Field Classic.

Newman-Blount crossed the finish line first in the 100-meter dash and 400-meter hurdles, completing those events in :13.63 and :69.83, respectively, plus her effort of 15-feet, 9.5-inches in the long jump earned her first place in that event.

Goucher's only other first-place performance was turned in by Fraley Coles (The Plains, VA/Highland School) in the 1,500-meter run. Her winning time of 5:05.72 ranks as the second-fastest all-time in that event in the history of Goucher's women's track and field program.

Rachel Boss (Keene, NH/Keene) and Marisa Long (Hampton Bays, NY/Sachem) both broke the former school record in the 800. The new mark belongs to Boss, who placed second with her time of 2:26.93. Long (2:28.01) finished third.

In the 4 x 400, Goucher's team of Boss, Amy McLellan (Brewster, MA/Nauset Regional), Long and Coles placed second behind McDaniel and broke the school record with its time of 4:20.04.

McLellan was runner-up in two events: 200-meter dash and 400-meter dash. Her time of :62.77 in the 400 makes her the second-fastest individual in that event in program history.

The Gophers achieved a team score of 113.5 to finish in fourth place.