DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Alanna Olton (Stoneham, Mass.) recorded a team-best finish in the 100-meter hurdles to lead the women's track and field team at the UMass Dartmouth Corsairs Invitational Saturday afternoon.
Women's – 13th out of 16 teams (7 points)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Olton's time of 17.25 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles marked a new personal best for the freshman sprinter. Olivia Burnes (Paxton, Mass.) also had a strong showing for UMB, as the senior All-American registered a 12th place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:03.82.
In the 800-meter run Brianna Steele (Rutland, Mass.) tripped the sensor with a time of 2:43.55, to post her first time in the event in the 2019 outdoor season.
The 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay teams both earned an eighth place finish. In the 4x1 Krystal Alvarez (Framingham, Mass.), Gesheca Boswell (Kingston, Jamaica), Ruth Labranche, and Annie Appolon (Everett, Mass.) recorded a time of 53.71 seconds. In the 4x4, Steele, Appolon, Rebecca Caley (Quincy, Mass.), and Burnes finished with a time of 4:42.37.
Arriannah Gervais, was the lone Beacon to compete in the throwing events as the freshman recorded distances of 27-08.25 feet in the shot put, 83-04 feet in the discus throw, and 62-11 feet in the javelin throw.
The Beacons will compete at the Carla Coffey Invitational next Saturday at Smith College.