Big Saturday boosts Saints to 2nd in NYSCTC women's track championship, relay record falls
Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 9:56 pm

Junior Hannah Kinsey won both sprints and Carly Stine set a NYSCTC meet record in winning the 400 hurdles and both were part of a Saint record-setting 4x400 relay as St. Lawrence University's women's outdoor track and field team finished second in the 2013 New York State Collegiate Track Conference Outdoor Championship at SLU's Merrick-Pinkard Track Complex on Saturday.

The Saints, fourth after day one of the 12-team competition, made a steady move up the standings starting with senior Caroline Raue's win in the 3000 meter steeplechase, but there was no catching perennial champion Ithaca which had an imposing lead after day one and went on to take the team title with 243 points for its fifth straight title and its 14th in the last 16 meets. SLU was a solid second with 152.5 points with RPI third with 90, Rochester fourth with 83 and Nazareth fifth with 73.5.

Raue started the day off right as she led the steeplechase from start to finish and won in 10:57.83, 12 seconds in front of RIT's Erin LaFave. Elizabeth Edwards joined Kinsey, Stine and Raue as event winners on Saturday as she won the 5000 meters in 18:02.04, a 12-second cushion on second place with Raue finishing third in 18:19.45. Edwards also added a third in the 1500, running 4.42.00.

Kinsey was the big point producer for the Saints on Saturday as she won the 100 in 12.59 seconds, the 200 in 25.67 seconds, joined Stine, Jessica Marini and Sydney Bell on the fourth place 4x100 team which ran 50.01 and ran the second leg on the 4x400 team with Marini, Marissa Turner and Stine as they combined to run 3:55.13, over two seconds faster than the previous SLU mark established in 1998. Kinsey accounted for 23.5 points and was the leading scorer in the field in track competition.

Stine also had a big Saturday as she set the meet record in the 400 hurdles with a win in 61.78 seconds with Marini second in 62.59. Stine's time is in the top five nationally and Marini is comfortably in the top ten after Saturday's performances.

Turner added a third in the 400 meters running 59.55 and was part of a Saint trio who tied for second in the high jump, all clearing 1.63 meters. She was joined by Kyle Morris and Eliza Bell as the high jump trio piled up 19 points in that event.

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Other top field event finishes for the Saints on Saturday included a second with a mark of 11.71 meters by Divya Biswal in the triple jump, a third with a throw of 11.68 meters in the shot by Kristen Linder and a fourth with a 33.71 mark by Jessica Tyree in the discus.

The Saints will run in the Oneonta Invitational on Friday.