Boston, Mass. — The Rhode Island women's track & field team wrapped up their overall good performance on Friday evening at the John Thomas Terrier Classic hosted by Boston University. Senior Karlee Fowler in particular had a career day breaking a Rhode Island school record in the pole vault.
John Thomas Terrier Classic
Boston University Track and Tennis Center, Boston, Mass.
Highlights from the Track
- Karlee Fowler placed first in the pole vault with a 12'10" mark, which is the school's best mark all time in the pole vault. The record was previously held by Karleigh Manfredi that was set in 2016.
- Senior Breann Burns finished third in the 60 meter hurdles with a final time of 9.01 seconds. She also ran a season best time of 26.96 seconds in the 200 meters.
- Freshman Jessica Ippolitto was tied for third in the pole vault with a Rhode Island best jump of 11'6 1/4", which gives her the seventh best mark all-time at Rhody.
- Sophomore Gabrielle Curtis finished fifth in the 60 meter hurdles with a final time of 9.13 seconds.
- The 4x400 meter relay team of sophomore Kelly MacDonnell (59.1), Curtis (58.3), junior Carleisha Forteau (59.0) and junior Katie McNulty (59.1) took fifth with a time of 3:55.83 seconds.
- Sophomore Kristina MacLure placed ninth in the 400 meter run with a personal best and ECAC mark of 56.39 seconds giving her the sixth best time all-time at Rhode Island. She also ran a season best time of 25.66 seconds in the 200 meter run.
- Junior Shelby Aarden ran a personal best and New England Championships time of 10:10.30 seconds in her 3000 meter run debut.
- Freshman Ashley Evans ran a personal best and New England Championships time of 10:05.76 seconds in the 3000 meter run.
- Junior Bailey Thayer ran a Rhode Island best time of 2:22.26 seconds in the 800 meter run.
Rhode Island returns to the track for the New England Championships meet at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, Mass. The meet will take place on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2-3, and beginning at 10 a.m. on both days.