Vandermeer Sets New Academy 300 Meter Record At Season-Opening TCNJ Invite

Vandermeer Sets New Academy 300 Meter Record At Season-Opening TCNJ Invite

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NEW YORK (Dec. 2, 2017) – The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women's track & field team competed in the TCNJ Invite on Saturday night at the Armory in Manhattan to open up the 2017-18 indoor season. One Academy record fell at the event and the Mariners had five top-five finishes. 

Sophomore Alexa Vandermeer (Grove Heights, Minn.) set a new USMMA indoor record in the 300 meter run with a time of 44.44. The previous record was 47.39, which was set back in 2011 by Lauren Rattan

Junior Kelsey Ramirez (Stevensville, Mich.) had two top-five finishes on the night, coming in third place in the 1000 meter run (3:28.59) and fifth place in the mile (5:51.70). Sophomore thrower Ally McFadyen (Saint James, N.Y.) also placed in the top-five twice, coming in third in the shot put (10.15m / 33 feet, 3.75 inches) and fifth in the weight throw (10.51m / 34 feet, 5.75 inches). Freshman Dakota Morrow (Seneca, S.C.) rounded out the Mariners' top-five finishes by coming in fifth place in the 1000 meter run in 3:52.86. 

For the complete results from the TCNJ Invite, click here. To view just USMMA's results at the event, follow this link

Up next, the Mariners will take part in the Wagner Invitational on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. The event will take place at the Ocean Breeze Park Complex in Staten Island, N.Y. 

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