Cowles Sets PR as Four From Wellesley Track Open Silfen Invitational 

Senior Catherine Xie was 15th in the 10,000m (Frank Poulin).
Senior Catherine Xie was 15th in the 10,000m (Frank Poulin).

NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Sophomore Grace Cowles (Yarmouth, Maine) set a new personal record in the 1,500m as four members of the Wellesley College track & field team competed on Friday evening at the Silfen Invitational, hosted by Connecticut College. 

Cowles finished 15th with a time of 4:47.84 in the 1500m, topping her mark of 4:51.36 from last weekend's Coast Guard Invitational. Also in action for the Blue, junior Eva Paradiso (Burlington, Vt.) made her first collegiate track apperance in the 5,000m with a time of 18:18.07 to finish in 15th. Classmate Fiona Harrigian (San Marino, Calif.) was also making her collegiate debut competing in the 10,000m. Harrigian finished 17th in 41:32.38.

Senior Catherine Xie (Newton, Mass.) was the fourth member off the Blue on the track on Friday evening. Xie joined Harrigian in the 10,000, finishing 15th in 40:52.80. 

The Silfen Invitational continues on Saturday, with live results and live video available throughout the day.