Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Harper Women Open Season at UW-Parkside

SOMERS, Wis. – The Harper College women's track and field team opened their season at the fourth annual Parkside Classic hosted by UW-Parkside on Saturday. The Hawks scored 16 points to finish in eighth place out of eight teams in the meet.

UW-Parkside captured the team title in convincing fashion with 155 points, followed by runner-up Wisconsin Lutheran with 72 points and Cardinal Stritch with 70 points.

Women's Track and Field: Stephanie Hurwitz/Gabrielle Brosnan UW-Parkside Meet 2014
Hurwitz and Brosnan scored points for the Hawks in the first meet of the season. (Jim Cummins)
Harper's Stephanie Hurwitz (Rolling Meadows, Ill./Fremd) qualified for the 55-meter dash finals with a time of 7.90 seconds and ran the same time in the finals to take seventh place and earn points. Hurwitz finished as the Hawks' top 200-meter dash runner as well with a time of 28.71 seconds (11th place).

The 4x400m relay team of Hurwitz, Taylor LoCoco (/Prairie Ridge), Amanda Hagen (/Hoffman Estates), and Gabrielle Brosnan (Mount Prospect, Ill./Christian Liberty) earned points with a season-opening time of 4:59:13. Brosnan also earned points with a fifth place in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:13.63.

Lori Delfin (/Wheeling) took ninth place in the mile run with a time of 6:27.41 in her college track and field debut.

The Harper women are back in action on Friday at the Chicagoland Indoor Championships at North Central College.

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