The women of Queens University took down one final NCAA Division II record to cap off their national title run, going 3:18.75 to get under the old record by exactly one second.
That was powered by a 49.08 leadoff leg from Patricia Castro, who etched her name into the record books plenty over the course of this week. Also on the squad were Lillian Gordy, Alexandra Marshall and Caroline Arakelian, with Gordy putting up a nice 49.50 split.
Drury, who previously owned the national record, also got under the old mark. Wen Xu led off in 49.96 and Janet Yu had the field’s fastest overall split with a 48.42 to help Drury go 2:19.24.
Here’s a look at the splits between both record-breaking relays and the previous record-holders, Drury’s team from 2011:
|Queens 2015||Old Record: Drury 2012||Drury 2015|
|Patricia Castro||49.08||Li Tao||49.84||Wen Xu||49.96|
|Lillian Gordy||49.50||Ekaterina Alyabyeva||50.19||Leah Reed||50.81|
|Alexandra Marshall||50.21||Tiffany van Dongen||49.76||Katya Rudenko||50.05|
|Caroline Arakelian||49.96||Kelsey Ward||49.96||Janet Yu||48.42|