SCOTT BREAKS VCU RECORD FOR SECOND TIME, WINS 800

Meet: ECAC-IC4A Indoor Championships
Location: Boston, Mass.
Results: ECAC-IC4A Final Results

The Short Story: VCU headed up to Boston this weekend to compete in the ECAC-IC4A Indoor Championships. Junior Nichelle Scott smashed her previous school record in the 800-meter run by over a second, finishing the race in 2:08.41.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Scott won the 800-meter with a time of 2:08.71. On Saturday, she posted a time of 2:08.41 in the 800 preliminaries, breaking the VCU school record for the second time this year. Her previous record was set at the Villanova Invitational on Feb. 4, where she posted a time of 2:09.68.
  • Junior Ashleigh Banks hit a mark of 16.51 meters in the weight throw, achieving a personal record. The throw improves upon her previous personal record of 16.38 meters set at the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships.
  • Sophomore Ashleigh Greenlee earned two personal records over the course of the weekend. On Saturday, Greenlee finished first in her heat in the 500-meter run preliminaries with a time of 1:14.15. She would come out in the final on Sunday and post a time of 1:13.72 to break her personal record from the previous day. She finished sixth overall in the event.
  • Taylor McCormick finished tenth in the triple jump, leaping to a mark of 11.81 meters.

UP NEXT
VCU begins the outdoor campaign at home at the VCU Ram Invite on Friday, March 17.

COACH RILEY ON THE MEET
"We had 2 days of really good performances. I'm so proud the way this group represented VCU Track & Field. Our social media accounts were lighting up as the team followed the races online. It means so much to the athletes when they know their teammates are behind them. Nichelle had some amazing back to back 800m races. I can't wait to see what she's going to do outdoors."