Small Women's Track Contingent Runs at BU's David Hemery Valentine Invitational on Friday

Freshman Gia Kim won her section in the mile run

BOSTON - Ten members of the Tufts University women's indoor track & field team competed at the annual David Hemery Valentine Invitational hosted by Boston University on Friday.

At the enormous meet which saw well over 100 competitors in many of the events, a pair of Jumbos won their sections. Freshman Gia Kim timed 5:15.31 in the mile to win her 12-person heat. Senior co-captain Rita Donohoe won a small five-person heat in the 400 with a time of 59.28 seconds. Run on BU's banked track, that time was a season-best for the Jumbos.

Freshman Rhemi Toth had a solid effort in the 800 meters with a 2:19.39 time. She was 58th out of 143 entrants and knotched the team's best 800 of the season so far. Junior Sara Stokesbury added a 2:24.42 finish in the event for Tufts.

Junior Julia Prusaczyk ran the Tufts' first 500 of the indoor campaign and finished in 1:20.59 for 27th place out of 53.

The Jumbos had three runners in the 400 overall with senior Hannah Loss (1:02.47) and freshman Sarah Levine (1:02.63) finishing behind Donohoe.

In the 1,000 meters, senior Alice Wasserman crossed the finish line in 3:09.25 and senior Sophia Passacantando ran a 3:13.90 time.

Freshman Raquel Whiting had a 27.54 in the 200 meters.

Tufts will enter a distance medley relay of senior co-captain Samantha Cox, Donohoe, freshman Julia Gake and junior Brittany Bowman to conclude their action at BU tomorrow morning. Part of the Jumbo squad will also compete at the MIT Invitational on Saturday.

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