Jan. 11, 2009
Lewisburg, Pa. - The Loyola women's track team bounced back after holiday break with a great overall performance at the Gulden Relays in Lewisburg, Pa. on Saturday afternoon. The Greyhounds kicked off the meet with an important third place finish in the meter shuttle hurdle.
"We took third in the hurdle relay," Head Coach Jackie Truncellito said. "That is an event that has never really been contested at Loyola and really set the tone for the meet."
Loyola also had a big day in the 1600 sprint medley relay, where sophomore Angeline Diamond, freshman Casey Carey, senior Brittany McDonald and freshman Audrey McGonigle teamed up to break the current Loyola record by eight seconds with a 4:46.08 time.
Senior captain Kim Amaducci finished second in the high jump, posting a 1.55 meter jump. Senior Melanie Mitchell placed in the finals of the long jump and was also part of the third place shuttle hurdle relay.
The Greyhounds' distance runners also finished well in the meet. A team of freshmen Emily Doucette, Kristina Krupa, Katie O'Connor and sophomore Kate Cervo finished third in the distance medley with a time of 12:58.84. Sophomore Amanda Bossi clocked in a time of 11:01.08 in the 3000 meter run.
The Loyola men grabbed a couple of first placed finishes as unattached athletes at the meet. Senior Chris Heibell finished first in the Mile while senior Gian Caccia took the top spot in the 3,000 with a time of 8:40.39. Junior Dan McDevitt also placed in the 3,000 with a time of 8:54.09.
The women return to action next Saturday at the Maryland Invitational in College Park.