BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Junior Kristen Wolfe ran one of the last races of the day, but provided one of the top highlights as she won the 3,000-meter steeplechase to lead the College of Charleston Women's Track & Field team on day one of the Southern Conference Championships.
Wolfe ran much of the race with two girls from Elon, but broke away down the stretch and crossed the finish line in a time of 10:42.85. Her nearest competitor finished in 10:53.86. Wolfe's time is a CofC school record and currently ranks number 35 on the NCAA DI East Region list.
Senior Isabel Boersma got the day started off strong for the Cougars as she won the high jump in the heptathlon with a clearance of 5 feet, 5 inches. Boersma is currently in first-place in the heptathlon with three more events to be completed tomorrow. Teammate Brynne Johnson sits in third-place in the event.
Junior Alyssa D'Orazio broke her school record in the 800-meter run as she ran 2:13.87 to earn herself a spot in the finals of the event tomorrow afternoon.
Also advancing to the finals in her event was senior Mary Zolga, who ran the third fastest time of the day in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:03.32. Freshman Christine Klinar scored points for the Cougars as she finished in sixth-place in the javelin with a throw of 121 feet, 4 inches.
The Cougars resume competition tomorrow at the 2011 Southern Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships.