Phillips Takes First in Long Jump, Second in Hurdle Events

Phillips Takes First in Long Jump, Second in Hurdle Events

Currier Runs Fastest 5,000 Meters in Program History

TOWSON, Md. — The host school finished in fourth place today at the Goucher Track & Field Classic. In addition to scoring 73 points, the Gophers came away from the meet with new school records in the 100-meter hurdles, the 5,000-meter run, the long jump and the javelin.

Destiny Phillips (Washington, D.C./Dunbar) produced Goucher's only first-place performance in the meet and accounted for two of the new school records. She won the long jump competition by clearing 17'9 1/2", breaking a school record that was originally established in 2008 by Dana Macaluso.

Phillips was runner-up in both hurdle events. She set a new school record in the 100-meter hurdles with her time of 14.94 seconds during the trials. That put her into the finals where she was again clocked at :14.94, which was one-hundredth of a second slower than the time posted by Mairah Ransom from Gallaudet. She completed the 400-meter hurdles in 1:07.08.

Katherine Currier (Brooklyn, N.Y./LaGuardia) ran the fastest 5,000 in the history of Goucher's women's outdoor track and field program. Her time of 18:56.37 was good for second place in the event and breaks the record set by Hadley Couraud at the 2011 Landmark Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Tori Rain (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) took ownsership of the school record in the javelin with an effort of 99'8" last week at the Towson Invitational, but today she bettered that stanard by 21 inches to 101'5", placing ninth overall.

Goucher's entry consisting of Jaclyn Kellon (Cleveland Heights, Ohio/St. Peter Chanel), Caitlin Biggers (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y./Lakeland), Jewell Porter (Silver Spring, Md./John F. Kennedy) and Phillips placed third in the 4 x 100-meter relay with its time of 52.77 seconds.

Kathryn Walker (Plymouth Meeting, Pa./Plymouth Whitemarsh) completed the 1,500-meter run in 5:20.80, good for third place. Kellon was fourth (1:01.67) and Biggers sixth (1:03.59) in the 400-meter dash.

Sarah Pardus (Stratham, N.H./Exeter) and Christine Cherry (Laurel, Md./Meade) finished 6-7 for Goucher in the 3,000-meter run. Pardus was clocked at 11:57.47 and Cherry at 12:47.61.

Maafio Appiah-Padi (Edmonton, Alberta/Lewisburg Area) placed seventh in the shot put (34'1 1/2"). There were a pair of eighth-place finishes for Goucher: Walker in the 800-meter run (2:32.80) and Shea Staab (Fallston, Md./Fallston) in the 5,000 meters (20:44.08).

Only one of the three schools that finished ahead of the Gophers in the team scoring was a Division III institution. Towson took first place with 169.5 points, followed by Salisbury in second with 108 and Coppin St. in third with 89.