Jan. 27, 2007
Fairfax, Va. - Loyola's youthful women's track team registered another strong day on the track with a pair of school records at the Patriot Games in Fairfax, Va. on Saturday afternoon. Freshman Lisa Edwards raced to record time in the 200-meters while freshman Kelsey Powell set a record in the 1000-meters.
"Everyone gave their best today," says Loyola Head Coach Brett Harvey. "We're a young team and we're getting better each week."
Edwards ran a 27.80 in the 200-meter race, beating out freshman Paige Thomas, who posted a 27.9 in the event. Powell, meanwhile, ran a 3:19.5 in the 1000-meters.
Loyola senior Andrea Rovegno had one of Loyola's best finishes of the day with a fifth-place showing in the Mile Run. Rovegno clocked a 4:58.3, only a half-second off her school record time set last season. Her time also qualified her for the ECAC Championships next month.
"I'm very impressed with where Andrea is this time of year," added Coach Harvey. "She has quickly reached her record time and we're early in the indoor season."
Other strong freshmen showings included Courtney McNamara's personal best time in the 800-meters, crossing the finish line in 2:25.6, which is the second-fastest time in school history. Freshman Eve Mizerak also posted a personal best with an 8.41 in the 60-meters. Both Mizerak and Thomas posted strong times in the 400-meters as well with Thomas edging out Mizerak.
The Greyhounds will take a small squad to New York next weekend to race in the Collegiate Invitational against the top teams in the country.