Margey is a freshman who ran with the Oregon woman and didn't seem at all intimidated. Look at the race and watch at the top of the backstretch on the first lap. Friday seemed about to pull away, but Margey wouldn't have it. Who's to say if Friday had run faster that Margey couldn't have matched it. She is one tough runner.
On the second leg, Picirrillo, another freshman and not an 800m specialist, ran with LeBlanc and buried her. That was the key to the race.
Three of the four Nova women ran PR splits for the race. Akande and Lipari took the best the two Oregon women had and didn't crack.
Today was just Nova's day. They were better today. Both teams ran great races and broke the existing college record. Lipari's effort down the stretch showed unbelievable toughness.