Women's Cross Country Takes 3rd; Men Grab 4th At Delaware Invitational

Sept. 20, 2003

NEWARK, DE - Loyola freshman Andrea Rovegno won her second meet of the season Saturday en route to leading the Greyhounds to a third place finish at the University of Delaware Invitational while Loyola's men grabbed fourth place as both teams were faced with some tough regionally-ranked competition.

The Greyhound women placed six runners in the top-25, including Rovegno's winning 5,000-meter time of 18:57, which is also the 10th-best 5K-time in Loyola history. The win is the freshman's second victory in just two collegiate races.

Rovegno was followed by Jackie Truncellito in ninth-place, Colleen Depman and Grace Wetzel, who finished 18th and 19th, respectively, and Adrienne Blauvelt and Gretchen Schuller, who finished 24th and 25th, respectively. Loyola finished behind regionally-ranked Pennsylvania and Saint Joseph's as it defeated regionally-ranked Delaware as well as Hofstra, Towson, and Morgan State among nine others.

Greyhound junior James daSilva once again led Loyola's men with his ninth-place finishing time of 27:23 as head coach Chris Bayless' squad took fourth out of 14 teams.

The Greyhound men placed four others among the top-40 in Perry Salonia (30), Jon White (38), Ronan McDermott (39), and Pat Rice (40).

Both Loyola team return to action on Friday, September 26th when they run in The Great American Invitational in Raleigh, NC.