Women’s Track and Field Reaches Personal Bests at Hemery Valentine Invitational

Three women bypass NCAA provisional marks

BOSTON, Mass. (February 10, 2017) – The Stonehill College women's track & field team competed at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational, hosted by Boston University Friday night at the Track and Tennis Center.


Nicole Borofski (Plymouth, Mass./Plymouth North) bypassed the mile NCAA provisional again, as Olivia Dexter (East Calais, Vt./Union 32) and Courtney Daggett (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) surpassed the NCAA provisional for the first time in the 200-meter dash and the high jump, respectively. Nine other student-athletes recorded personal bests for their respective events.

Borofski came close to her previous mark in the mile as she posted a 4:51.00 run, finishing 27th out of 230 competitors and against all divisions. Borofski is now ranked seventh in the country.

Dexter clocked in at 25.04 and placing 14th, marking a personal best time in the 200-meter dash and surpassing the NCAA provisional mark and ranking 34th in the country. The sophomore also posted a time of 7.82, finishing 11th at the meet.

Daggett jumped a height of 1.65m (5ft, 5inch), finishing tied for sixth and bypassing the NCAA provisional, while also surpassing her personal best.

Anna Lastra (Bridgton, Maine/Fryeburg Academy) moves up to 46th in the country after finishing the 3000-meter run with a time of 10:04.55, marking her new personal best time.

Two other Skyhawks qualified for New Englands with their times including Tulie Finley-Moise (Lexington, Mass./Lexington) in the 200-meter dash and Aisha McAdams (North Kingstown, R.I./North Kingstown) in the 1000-meter run.

Senior Finley-Moise posted a personal best time of 25.62, ranking 33rd at the meet among all three divisions. Classmate McAdams clocked in at 3:01.55 earning 26th in the 1000-meter run.

Other Stonehill Performances:

Seven student-athletes bypassed the NE10 qualification mark including Zoe Smith (Rochester, Mass./Old Rochester Regional), Jillian Caiazzi, (Marlborough, Mass./Marlborough), Krista Fernandes (Taunton, Mass./Coyle and Cassidy), Megan Bobinski (Torrington, Conn./Holy Cross), Emily Polvere (Somers, N.Y./Somers), Alexandra Buonfiglio (Lynnfield, Mass./Lynnfield), and Danika Wayss (Warwick, R.I./Pilgrim).



Freshman Smith clocked in at 9.88, good for 62nd, in the 60-meter hurdles bypassing NE10 qualifications once again. Classmate Wayss cut three seconds off her personal best as she recorded a time of 5:17.96, placing 120th out of 230 competitors.

Senior Buonfiglio once again bypassed the NE10 qualification with a time of 5:17. 84 in the mile race, finishing 119th, in front of Wayss.

Bobinski marked a personal best and NE10 qualification time of 1:18.89, placing 17th of 53 competitors in the 500-meter run.

Fernandes dropped around a second off of her time clocking in at 57.13 in the 400-meter dash placing 16th of 159 runners.

Caiazzi recorded a personal best time of 2:19.73 in the 800-meter run placing 61st at the meet.

Rounding out the Skyhawks that qualified for NE10 Championship was Polvere, who crossed the finish at 25.70 in the 200-meter dash, finishing 37th out of 212 competitors.

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