Gophers Dominate Warm-Up Running Events

Gophers Dominate Warm-Up Running Events

Goucher Also Produces Long Jump, Hammer Champs

March 3, 2007 

TOWSON, MD — Goucher produced the top performer in every running event in which it had at least one entrant at today's Goucher Warm-Up Meet.

Sheba Newman-Blount (Lanham, MD/Bishop Ireton) captured first place in three individual events and was also on Goucher's victorious 1,600-meter and distance medley relay teams. She crossed the finish line first in the 100-meter (:13.69) and 200-meter (:28.29) dashes, and was crowned champion in the women's long jump competition (15-feet, 2.75-inches).

Goucher's remaining first-place performances in individual running events were by Taylor Bishop (Harpers Ferry, WV/St. John's College Prep) in the 400-meter run (1:07.06), Rachel Boss (Keene, NH/Keene) in the 800-meter run (2:34.30), Becky Foner (Cape Elizabeth, ME/Cape Elizabeth) in the 1,500-meter run (5:45.62) and Fraley Coles (The Plains, VA/Highland School) in the 5,000-meter run (19:47.99).

Goucher also took first place in the hammer throw thanks to an effort of 87-feet, 6-inches by Debra Lenik (Woodstown, NJ/Westtown School).

Goucher's winning times in the relay events: 4:38.61 in the 4 x 400, :56.89 in the 4 x 100, and 13:50.03 in the distance medley.

In the final team scoring, Goucher was in first place with 129 points ahead of Hood (72 points) and Howard Community (34).