Phillips Crosses Finish Line First in 100-Meter Hurdles

Phillips Crosses Finish Line First in 100-Meter Hurdles

Freshman Takes 1.4 Seconds Off Mizzer's School Record

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Goucher's Destiny Phillips (Washington, D.C./Dunbar) placed first in the 100-meter hurdles today at the Dr. Jack M. Toms Open.

The freshman set a new school record with her winning time of 15.00 seconds, taking 1.4 seconds off the former mark that Dayna Mizzer established back in 2006. She beat runner-up Courtnee Whitaker from California (Pa.) across the finish line by 4-hundredths of a second.

Phillips also placed seventh in the 400-meter hurdles (1:09.23) and ninth in the 100-meter dash (:13.01). In addition, she ran a leg on Goucher's entry in the 4 x 100-meter relay that took sixth place.

Jaclyn Kellon (Cleveland Heights, Ohio/St. Peter Chanel) was Goucher's top performer in the 400 hurdles as she finished four spots in front of Phillips in third place with her time of 1:06.86.

Katelynn Zidanic (York, Pa./Central York) completed the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 12:24.49, good for fourth place, and Shea Staab (Fallston, Md./Fallston) wound up in eighth place in the 5,000 meters as she registered a time of 20:34.23.

Joining Phillips in the 4 x 100-meter relay were Kelsey Turner (Philadelphia, Pa./Germantown Friends), Kellon and Kenzie Weber (Lake George, N.Y./Lake George) and they turned in a time of :52.59.

As a team, the Gophers earned 27 points to finish in 10th place, but only four of the teams ahead of head coach John Caslin's contingent were Division III squads.