UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – The University of Richmond women’s track & field team spread itself out this weekend and competed in both the Larry Ellis Invite at Princeton and the Virginia Challenge with success on both tracks.
At the Virginia Challenge, Amanda Corbosiero competed in the Elite 1500m run and finished 19th overall in a highly decorated field. She closed the race in 4:25.51, finishing among competitors from the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12 and Big East alike. Marisa Ruskan finished 59th in the same event, finishing in 4:40.94.
Shelby Cain was the only other Spider to compete at the Virginia Challenge. She took part in the 5000m run and closed in 16:51.08 to take 31st overall.
At the Larry Ellis, Mary Allen was on top of her game. She finished second overall (24.73) in the 200m dash and 14th in the 400m dash (57.61). Freshman Maria Acosta was 27th in the 400 with a time of 59.01.
Freshman Peyton McGovern had arguably the best run of her young career when she took the track in the 1500m run. She came away as the winner of the event with a time of 4:33.98. Only the Elite section ran faster times and McGovern even bested many of those. Her time would have placed 27th overall in the Elite group.
Claire Brown, another freshman ran in that Elite grouping and she finished 26th with a time of 4:33.72. Haley Preschutti followed closely behind in 41st with a time of 4:36.95.
Madeline Ustanik placed 14th in the 3000m run with a time of 10:29.55. But it was the 5000m run that boasted the most Spiders in a single race. Colleen Carney paced the group with a 16th place finish thanks to a 17:18.40 trip. Eryn Mills (32nd, 17:35.76), Jordan Angers (38th, 17:38.69), Kylie Regan (45th, 17:51.33) and Courtney Thompson (52nd, 18:10.03) also took part in the event.
The Spiders will now prepare for a trip to the historic Penn Relays before its time for the 2017 Atlantic 10 Championships in Amherst, Mass. May 6-7.
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