Track and Field

Bloomfield's Palmer Just Misses 55 State Record At Yale Classic

Bloomfield's Cassidy Palmer entered the Yale Track Classic on Saturday looking to break the state record in the 55-meter dash. But she'll have to wait a few days more for her chance to make history.

In a loaded 55-meter final at Coxe Cage, Palmer, a senior, finished just 0.02 of a second shy of the 11-year-old record, running 7.02 to take second place behind Halle Hazzard of St. Anthony's (N.Y).

Hazzard, who won the race last year, ran 6.94 for the third-fastest time in the country this season. Palmer's time was tied for seventh.

Palmer, a transfer from Stafford in 2015, is looking to beat the mark of 7.00 by former Bloomfield runner Stacey-Ann Smith.