PRINCETON, N.J. (Feb. 16, 2019) – The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women's track & field team competed in the Princeton Invitational on Saturday at the Tigers' Jadwin Gymnasium. There were no team scores kept at the event, but the Mariners had a couple of impressive finishes on the day.
The 4x800m relay team of senior Kelsey Ramirez (Stevensville, Mich.) and freshmen Robin King (Raymond, Ohio), Anna Grafton (Belmont, N.H.) and Brooke Jorstad (La Crosse, Wis.) won the race in 10:52.25. King also placed second in the 1000 meter run with a time of 3:08.06, leading a pack of Mariners that placed second through fourth, as Grafton came in third place (3:24.70) and Ramirez placed fourth (3:26.87).
Picking up other top-10 finishes for the Mariners on the day were the 4x400m relay team of sophomore Ashley Carpio (Oxnard, Calif.), freshman Breanna Frank (Sidney, Mont.), Ramirez and junior Alexa Vandermeer (Grove Heights, Minn.), which placed second in 4:30.74; senior Monica Keeley (West Hartford, Conn.) came in seventh in the 1000m in 3:47.53; and Grafton placed 10th in the one-mile run in 5:37.76.
Junior Ally McFadyen (Saint James, N.Y.) had USMMA's top finish in field action, as she placed 11th in the weight throw with a toss of 11.87m (38' 11.50").
For the complete results from the Princeton Invite, click here.
Up next, the Mariners that have qualified for the ECACs will take part in the 2019 ECAC Championship Meet the weekend of March 1-2, at the Armory in Manhattan. More information about the meet will be posted as links on the USMMA Women's Track & Field Schedule Page as the date draws nearer.
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