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Huet, Sheehan score track victories

Stony Brook's Laura Huet won the women's 3,000 meters at Saturday's Rutgers Invitational in Piscataway, N.J. The senior from Carrickmines, Co. Dublin had just one rival to trouble her, in the person of Fordham's Anisa Arsenault. Huet, who won the race in 9:56.32, had three seconds on that rival, with Stony Brook's Patricia Barry a long ways back in third place. Barry, a sophomore from Co. Tipperary, got the distance in 10:08.05. Rhode Island's Kalyn Sheehan posted a victory in the women's 400-meter hurdles at the UConn Invitational in Storrs, Conn. on Saturday. The junior from Waterford cleared the obstacles and got home in 1:00.37, better than one second before the second finisher. Teammate Niamh Ryan finished 12th of 44 runners in the women's 1,500 meters. The teletimer caught her in 4:45.10, with UConn's Brigitte Mania in at 4:26.12 for the win. Yale's Conor Dooney, a Dublin junior, took ninth place in the men's 1,500 meters at the UConn meet. He was in at 3:56.43, with the host school's Michael Rutt having already broken the tape in 3:51.81. The race, run in heats, attracted 48 runners. Brown's Kevin Cooper, a Waterford sophomore, was 11th of 31 to finish in the men's 800 meters at UConn. He came in at the 1:56.72 mark, with Southern Connecticut State's Corey DeLa Cruz having reached the line first in 1:51.41. Providence College junior Charlotte Ffrench-O'Connell got nipped in the women's 1,500 meters at the George Davis Invitational in Lowell, Mass. on Saturday. The Dubliner reached the finish line in 4:33.87, but Brandeis' Grayce Selig beat her there in 4:33.48 for the victory. Bryant's Eimear Black, a freshman from Glengormley, Co. Antrim placed 15th in 4:58.23. Western Kentucky's Michelle Finn was also resigned to runner-up status in the women's 1,500 meters at the Hilltopper Invitational in Bowling Green, Ky. on Saturday. Her time of 4:40.12 beat all, save for Eastern Illinois' Megan Gingerich, who needed only 4:39.39. Finn, a junior from Cork, also gave the 3,000 meters a whirl and was fourth to report home. She got the distance in 11:12.66 in a race won by Tara Gietema of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 10:38.74.

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