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December 5, 2014

Wolverines open indoor season at YSU Icebreaker

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Grove City College women's track and field program opened the first official indoor track and field season in school history at the Youngstown State University Icebreaker, held at the Watson and Tressel Training Site (WATTS) on Friday evening.

Freshman Kate Toomey (Greensburg, Pa./Hempfield) made an immediate impact in her first collegiate meet, leading the Wolverines by finishing seventh overall and tops among NCAA Division III athletes in the shot put with a mark of 11.81 meters (38-9). That result qualifies Toomey for the ECAC Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships. In addition, while separate records will be kept for indoor and outdoor track and field, Toomey's throw surpassed the Grove City College women's outdoor shot put record, set by Connie Houston in 1991, by more than two feet.

Grove City's 4x400m relay of junior Allison Blain (Danbury, Conn./Danbury), freshman Rachel Mee (Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny), sophomore Lauren Pearce (Hudsonville, Mich./Hudsonville) and junior Adrienne Scrima (Westtown, N.Y./Minisink Valley) closed the day with a 12th-place finish in a time of 4:28.24. Blain also finished 24th individually in the 400 in 1:04.32.

Sophomore Rachel Watson led the Wolverine jumpers, taking 19th in the triple jump with a long jump of 9.24 meters.

Grove City has two months away from competition over the Christmas holiday and January intersession. The Wolverines will return to action on February 7 at Mount Union's Jim Wuske Invitational.


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