Katie Corson

Katie Corson

Corson takes silver, new marks

Katie Corson earns the female athlete of the week honors after leading the women's outdoor track and field team at the 2013 Centennial Conference championship over the weekend.

After four years of trying, Katie Corson (Ocean View, N.J./Ocean City) finally accomplished a well-stated collegiate track goal – breaking the 60-second barrier in a McDaniel uniform.

Seeded sixth in the finals of the 400, Corson would need to knock a quarter second off her already collegiate-best 1:00.25 from Saturday's prelims. She did that and more, taking down the program record by 1.17 seconds and earning a silver medal with her time of 58.57 seconds. The previous mark had stood for 15 years.

It was the second record that Corson took over the weekend. Following her 400 prelim race, she teamed with Jasmine McCormick, Emily Gross and Chloe Allen-Gorman to take down the 4x800-meter record with a time of 10:03.29.

In addition to those two ECAC-qualifying times, Corson also led off the 4x400-meter relay to an ECAC-qualifying time of 4:07.45, joining McCormick, Claire Lawson and Allen-Gorman.

The 4x400 finished seventh at the championship while the 4x800 was eighth.