Vs. Northampton at Smith

The Lady Gaels returned to league action after a long layoff with a loss to a talented and large Northampton team (larger than us anyway...). Nonetheless, the night saw a number of great performances; Jessica Tallman long jumped 11'5 (improving her previous best jump by about 2 feet), while teammate and fellow jumper and sprinter Emily Coughlin posted solid times in both the 55 meter dash and the 300 meter dash. In addition, Holyoke Catholic girls were involved in three of the best and most exciting races of the night; Marrisa Lapointe battled Northampton's Carolyn Clayton for the lead in the 2 mile for almost the entire race, Evelyn Powell nearly pulled out a victory in the 600 meters, and Laura Jedrzejewski lost the mile by less than a step after running a terrific (and fast) race from the opening gun. Overall, it was a great night to watch!

(Laura J, a blur in the 4x400 relay)

Final Results (numbers in parentheses indicates overall finish against Northampton):

2 Mile:
Marissa Lapointe 13:19(2nd)
Vickie Cavanaugh 13:47.4(3rd)
Laura Jedrzejewski 5:58.0 (2nd)
Jill Bigos 6:40.5 (3rd)
Laura MacDonald 6:54.7 (4th)
600 Meter Run:
Evelyn Powell 1:59.0 (1st)
300 Meter Run:
Emily Coughlin 50.7 (3rd)
Jessica Tallman 55.3 (5th)
1000 Meter Run:
Marissa Lapointe 3:48.1 (3rd)
55 Meter Dash:
Emily Coughlin 8.1 (3rd)
55 Meter Hurdles:
Jessica Tallman 12.2 (4th)
Long Jump:
Emily Coughlin 9'7"(6th)
Jessica Tallman 11'5" (4th)
4x400 Meter Relay
(Evelyn, Laura J, Jill, Vickie)
5:06.2 (2nd)