Women's Track & Field Puts Together Strong Showing In Season Opener

Women's Track & Field Puts Together Strong Showing In Season Opener

BOSTON, Mass.—Led by their veteran core, UMass Boston women's track & field put together a strong showing at the 7th Annual Indoor Open.

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Beacons kicked off their 2018-19 season at the Reggie Lewis Center on Saturday.

Junior Olivia Burnes (Paxton, Mass.) posted the best finish of any Beacon on the women's team. She finished seventh overall in the 400M with a time of 1:04.56.

Burnes also finished second on the team in the 200M (27.96). Junior Ashley Hernandez (Miami, Fla.) recorded the top time in the 200M with a time of 27.46 to finish 17th overall.

Hernandez also led the Beacons in the 60M with a 15th-place finish (8.36).

Patriciah Mulinge notched the top time on the team in both the 800M and the mile. The junior finished 15th in both the 800M (2:36.96) and the mile (5:48.81).

Senior Patience Gbedema (Boston, Mass.) came in in 10th place in the 1000M with a time of 3:38.59.

Freshman Brianna Steele (Rutland, Wash.) recorded the top finish amongst all the newcomers. She came in eight-place in the 500M with a time of 1:24.94.

Fellow freshman Alanna Olton (Stoneham, Mass.) led the Beacons in the 60M hurdles. She ran a 10.70 to finish 21st.

Senior Lauren Olton (Stoneham, Mass.) put together the best showing in the field events. Olton placed 11th in the high jump with a leap of 4-11.00.

WHAT'S NEXT

UMass Boston will travel to New Hampshire to compete at the Plymouth State University Winter Classic next Saturday.