Knight sixth in 5,000 for Colby women

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: March 1, 2008
BOSTON, Mass. --- Cassie Knight finished in sixth place in the 5,000-meter run and the Colby College women's distance medley relay team took eighth at the Open New England Track and Field Championships at Boston University.

Knight had her best run ever in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:39.37 to earn All-Open New England honors. Her previous best time in the event was a 17:55.0.

Liz Petit, Laura Pomponi, Emma Linhard, and Anna King ran a national provisional qualifying time of 12:05.21 in the distance medley relay. The team is currently ranked ninth in Division III and the clocking was the third fastest in program history.

Heather MacDonald placed 11th in the 1,000 meters in 3:01.07 to break her previous best time of 3:05.43.

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