BOSTON -- Janelle Knight (Santa Barbara, CA) broke the 200-meter indoor record to lead the WPI women's track and field team to a solid showing at BU's Valentine Invitational on Friday night.
Knight's time of 25.10 placed her third overall among Division III runners at the primarily Division I meet and lowered the 25.15 that teammate Katy Nippert (Salem, NH) ran earlier this year to set the record. When converted to a flat track time, Knight's time places her third on the NCAA list.
Abby Hodges (North Easton, MA) led the WPI contingent in the 800-meter run, going 2:21.74. Deidra Anderson (Billerica, MA) and Emma Hartzel (Littleton, MA) also ran well, with Hodges running a 2:23.9 and Hartzel a 2:27.46.
Rounding out the action for the Engineers, Caitlin Guilfoyle (Hastings-on-Hudson, NY) and Charlotte Kokernak (Niskayuna, NY) had strong mile runs. Guilfoyle finished in 5:15.24, while Kokernak crossed the line in 5:25.55.
WPI continues the season next weekend, competing at the Springfield Invitational.