Caroline Driscoll Earns All-American Honors at NCAA’s
Former MDI Trojan Caroline Driscoll, now a sophomore at St. Lawrence University is now an All-American in the Distance Medley Relay at the NCAA Division 3 Indoor Track and Field Championships.
The distance medley relay team of Caroline Driscoll, Molly Lennon, Cassidy Scott and Megan Kellogg finished in 11:56.05, 2.52 seconds faster than the school record set by the same quartet at last weekend’s ECAC Championships at Ithaca to qualify for nationals.
Driscoll led off for the Saints in the relay, posting a 3:44 in the 1,200 leg. She was followed by Lennon, who expertly navigated her way through a crowded relay exchange after taking the baton for the 400 leg, posting a high-57 split. With Washington University and MIT way out in front of the field, the pack was tight from third through 12th. While the Saints were near the back of the pack, they remained well within reach of a top-eight position for All-America honors.
Cassidy Scott ran the 800 leg with a personal-best time of 2:18, handing off to Kellogg in 10th place, and Kellogg passed three teams in the final 1,600 with a 4:53 leg to put the team in seventh.
“The first three girls went out and put us in a great spot,” said Curran. “I felt really confident when Megan got the stick because she’s such a competitor. She didn’t do anything drastic right off the bat, she just worked her way up.
“We were the 12th seed coming in, so we had nothing to lose. For them to go out and earn All-America honors, for all four of them to run so well, you couldn’t ask for anything more.”