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Track and Field Finishes Successful Meet At GMU
Courtesy: Richmond Athletics
Release: 01/26/2013
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FAIRFAX, Va.- Spider track and field closed out the weekend with ten top-five finishes including two second place finishes from freshman Mary Allen and a first place by Alyson McGonigle at George Mason's Patriot Games.

Alyson McGonigle came out on top of the field of 40 in the 800m, posting a time of 2:12.82.   Fellow teammate Taylor Clevinger finished in third place with at time of 2:18.29.

Freshman Mary Allen continued her fantastic freshman campaign by clocking a time of 25.06 in the 200m and 57.57 in the 400m to claim second place in both events.

Stephanie Paradis took third place out of a field of 43 in the 3000m (9:56.25). Freshman teammate Tara Hanley and  Elizabeth Schinski took eighth (10:16.22) and ninth (10:20.38) respectively in the event.

 In her first competition of the 2013 season, senior Lydia Morton earned fourth place in the 1000 meter (3:02. 71).

In field events, Grace Gibson pole-vaulted her way to eighth place with a height of 3.30m in her first meet of the year. Freshman Janel Francis posted a distance of 5.39m in the long jump. Francis finished sixth out of a field of 36.

On the men's side Matthew Groff clocked a time of 2:32.00 in the 1000m to earn second place.  Teammate Justin Keefe finished right behind Groff in the third place (2:32.97).  Jason Skipper posted a time of 2:35.34 to give him sixth place.

Groff and Keefe met up with Thomas Smail and Jason Skipper in the distance medley relay to take second place (10:34.35) behind Howard University.

The Spiders track team heads up to the Big Apple next weekend for the New Balance Collegiate February 1-2.

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