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March 21st, 2012

Vassar track wraps up strong spring campaign

Vassar senior Katy Hwang runs the 100m hurdles as the Brewers closed out their spring training at the Willie Williams Classic at the University of Arizona.
The Vassar College women’s track team posted several impressive performances on day two of the Willie Williams Classic at University of Arizona’s Roy P. Drachman Stadium.

The Brewers next race in the Monmouth University Season Opener on March 24, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.

Freshman Heather Ingraham built on an impressive debut, running 61.09 in the 400m to break Joanna Butts’s 1987 record of 61.60. “That wasn’t even her fastest time in the 400 but it was nonetheless an excellent start to the season,” said head coach James McCowan. “Heather will undoubtedly have a huge impact on our sprint squad in the future.”

Running in her first-ever 800-meter event, Tiffany Marchell ran conservatively to a solid time of 2:28 in high winds. Kelly Holmes clocked a time of 2:16 to win the second heat convincingly. “It was an excellent race for Kelly, and just the confidence boost she needed at the start of the season,” said McCowan. “Kelly is in great shape and will be a force to reckon with in the mid-distance races this season.”

Senior Katy Hwang ran her first 100m hurdles in two years after spending last year at Dartmouth on the 3-2 program, registering a solid time of 16.71. “For her limited hurdling so far this season, it was an excellent performance,” said McCowan.

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