Richards Turns It on for UML Track Team
BOSTON -- The UMass Lowell women, highlighted by a near-record run by junior Kaley Richards (Lowell) in the 3,000 meters, turned in a series of strong performances Friday at the John Thomas Terrier Classic hosted by Boston University.
Richards just missed writing herself into the UMass Lowell record book with a terrific run in the 3,000 of 9:38.60. That time chopped a dozen seconds off her personal best and was just four one-hundredths of a second off the school record of 9:38.56 set by Jaclyn Solimine in 2017.
The performance was good enough to place Richards third among college runners and 10th overall in a field of 89 representing various college and athletic clubs. The time of 9:38.60 tops the America East performance list in the 3,000 meters.
Sophomore Lauren Eddy turned in a personal best in the 400 meters, posting a time of 56.36 to finish seventh in a field of 115 runners.
Graduate student Kerstin Darsney won the triple jump with a hop, step and leap of 40-feet, 08.25-inches, the fourth-longest in UMass Lowell history.
Senior Jennifer Lee finished fifth in a field of 40 in the shot put with a throw of 45-0.25.
The 4x400-meter relay team turned in a strong showing. Eddy, Leyshla Gonzalez (Lowell), Amanda Andrews and Kristin Devellis combined for second-place in a field of 38 teams with a time of 3:51.39.