Penn State, scoring points in all but three events, held off George Mason University and scored 109 points to win its third straight ECAC women's outdoor track title at Mason yesterday.
Five meet records were set at the event, three by George Mason. The Patriots were second with 92 points and Boston University was third with 63.
George Mason, participating for the first time in the meet, got an excellent performance from Terri Dendy, who won the 200-meter dash in a meet-record 23.44 seconds. Dendy also won the 100 meters in 11.70.
The Patriots' Nena Gage shared the long jump record with Connecticut's Carol Galloway, both leaping 20 feet 4 1/2 inches to break the record of 20-4 set by Evelyn Hatcher of Morgan State in 1980. Gage also won the triple jump with a mark of 41-3 1/4.
George Mason's 4x100-meter relay team of Gage, Dendi, Felicia Edu and Derial Osbourne broke an 8-year-old meet record in that event with a time of 45.68 seconds. The old mark was 46.38, set by Morgan State in 1978.
George Mason and Penn State were tied entering the final day of the three-day event, but the Nittany Lions pulled away with their balanced scoring.
Penn State got a meet-record performance from Carla Criste, who won the heptathlon with 5,311 points. She was followed by West Virginia's Sharon Pfister with 5,141 points.
In the 1,500 meters, Boston University's Beth McMacken ran 4:19.86 to better the record of 4:19.91 set by Penn State's Patty Murnane in 1982. Villanova's Debbie Grant was second with a time of 4:20.16.