Cambridge, Mass. - The Trinity College women's track and field 4x100-meter relay team set a new College record with a finals time of 47.92, breaking the previous record of 48.56 that the foursome set two weeks ago at the New England Outdoor Championships, to highlight Trinity's evening at the Last Chance Qualifier hosted by MIT.
The meet was the last chance to post qualifying marks for the upcoming NCAA Championships in Geneva, Ohio May 25-27. The top 16 relays and the top 20 individuals earn berths into the national championship meet. Results from nine final qualifying meets across the country are due in by midnight Thursday.
Trinity's relay team, made up of Bantam senior co-captain Katie Tonyai (Jaffrey, N.H.), sophomore Morgan Hallow (Charlotte, N.C.) and rookies Katie Lazur (East Hanover, N.J.) and Katie Marlow-Benedick (Weston, Mass.), pushed themselves to the 27th best time in the country among team relay squads. Sophomore Anna Barnes (Storrs, Conn.) ran in the 1,500-meter run where she turned in a time of 4:52.40. She currently sits at 33rd in the nation in the 1,500 thanks to her 4:35.76 time she ran at the New England Championships. First-year Peace Kabari (Manchester, Kabari) competed in the shot put where she heaved 40'10.25'' for a second place finish. She also ranks 33rd in the country in the event. First-year Devan Walsh (Danvers, Mass.) finished with a distance of 38.07 meters in the javelin throw which trails her season best of 39.50 meters which she threw at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational earlier this season.