Coffey, Gingras, Kostiew, Palmer Lead Catamounts at Dartmouth Invitational

The University of Vermont women’s track and field team continued its indoor season at the Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday. Several Catamounts put together impressive performances, but no team scores were handed out.

Senior Kristal Kostiew (Northwood, N.H.) continued to dominate the throwing events in the 2003-04 indoor season. She posted wins in the shot put (14.48m) and weight throw (18.64m). It was Kostiew’s third win of the season in the shot put and her fourth win, third straight, in the weight throw.

Seniors Michele Palmer (Plymouth, Mass.) and Tee Gingras (Barre, Vt.) led the Catamounts in the distance events. Palmer won the mile run with a time of 5:19.12. She also placed second in the 3000 meters, but was the top collegian, with a time of 10:16.60. Gingras posted a time of 2:56.95 to finish second in the 1000 meters.

Sophomore Jenna Coffey (Bellows Falls, Vt.) finished second in the 60m dash with a time of 8.12. She also earned a fifth place finish in the triple jump, recording a leap of 10.36m.

The Catamounts return to Dartmouth on February 14th to compete in a quad-meet with New Hampshire and Boston College.