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Record-Breaking Relay Leads Women’s Track & Field at Valentine Invitational

4x400-Meter Relay

BOSTON, Mass. – Junior Alicia Palmer (Bloomfield, Conn.) anchored a record-breaking relay and freshman Rachel House (Merrimack, N.H.) qualified for the New England Division III Championships in a distance race for the first time to highlight a list of strong performances by the Connecticut College women's track & field team at the Valentine Invitational being hosted by Boston University over the weekend.

The meet ended on a high note, as the 4x400-meter relay team broke the school record by punching in a time of 4:03.94. Anchored by Palmer's split of 1:00.22, the group also included freshman Ellie Ebby (Wynnewood, Pa.), senior Shannon Kennedy (East Longmeadow, Mass.) and sophomore Riley Peragine (New Milford, Conn.). The foursome's mark beat the previous standard of 4:04.57 which was established in 2014.

Sophomores Tarvis Hintlian (Winchester, Mass.) and Meredith Cronin (Foxborough, Mass.) as well as House also registered a qualifying time for the upcoming New England Division III Championships with personal-best performances. Hintlian completed the mile in 5:09.63, while Cronin and House registered times of 17:50.69 and 18:23.17, respectively, in the 5,000.

Connecticut College will compete at one additional non-championship meet when it treks to Springfield College for the Triangle Classic on Saturday, Feb. 16.