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Top-10 Finishes Highlight First Day of Terrier Invitational

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By Doug Austin
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BOSTON - The Dartmouth women's track & field team returned to action Friday night at the BU Terrier Invitational at the Boston University Track & Tennis Center. It was a short turnaround for the team after last running Sunday in New Haven against Yale and Columbia.

Friday marked the third meet held in Boston on the team's schedule already this indoor season after running twice in Beantown in early December.

Senior Katie Sullivan was one of several members of the Big Green to earn a top-10 finish in her respective event. Sullivan took home sixth place in the 3000m that featured a field of nearly 90 competitors, crossing in 9:40.22.

In the fastest heat of the 1000m, freshman Abby Markowitz ran to a second-place finish in 2:54.11. She just missed out of beating Albany's Miranda McConnell who took the top spot by less than a second in 2:53.29.

Markowitz's time and place held up as the second best in the event through all four heats of nine runners.

Her twin sister, Elizabeth Markowitz, was second in her section of the 800m race in 2:15.22, good for 16th overall in a field of 111.

Junior, Arianna Vailas also cracked the top-10 in her respective race Friday evening. A team captain from Manchester, Vailas claimed 10th in the mile as she ran a 4:56.46. The event featured more than 120 student-athletes and was one of the largest fields at the meet, which was non-scoring.

Junior Hannah Rowe was just outside the top-10 in the 5000m, taking 13th with a time of 17:12.03.

Friday featured nearly all women's events with just a single men's race (DMR). Saturday will see the Dartmouth men back in action beginning in the morning at BU's home facility.