AMHERST, Mass. – The Spiders took home three medals in the final day of action at the 2017 Atlantic 10 Outdoor Track and Field Championship, which includes the new Atlantic 10 Champion 4x800 relay team. The team of freshman Claire Brown, junior Amanda Corbosiero, senior Marisa Ruskan, and freshman Maria Acosta ran a 8:52.33 to edge out George Mason and Duquesne for the gold medal.
Along with her gold in the 4x800 relay, Corbosiero also took home silver in the 1500 for the second-straight year. The junior clocked a 4:25.63, just two second behind the winner Heather MacLean of UMass. Ruskan placed fourth in the event at 4:30.22 while junior Haley Preschutti turned in a time of 4:36.03 to finish ninth.
Redshirt senior Mary Allen took second in the 200 at 24.36, finishing just on the heels of Saint Joseph's Nathaniela Bourdeau, who clocked a 24.28 in the event. Allen logged a top-ten finish in the 400, taking sixth with a time of 56.24.
In the 5K, junior Shelby Cain led the way for the Spiders, crossing the line in fourth at 17:04.27. In total, Richmond placed three in the top-ten in the event with sophomore Colleen Carney (17:12.70) and junior Kylie Regan (17:13.14) placing in eighth and ninth, respectively.