Relay Team Sets New School Record At Patriot Games

Jan. 28, 2012

Final Stats

FAIRFAX, Va. - Senior Emily Doucette, sophomore Gabrielle Cocco, freshman Kelly Maguire and junior Jackie D’Antonio broke the school record in the 4x800-meter relay with a time of 9:35.33 to finish first in the event and highlight a strong day for the Loyola University Maryland women’s track & field team at the Patriot Games in Fairfax, Va., on Saturday.

“I was really happy with how things went today,” said head coach Amy Horst. “We had a school record in the 4x800, and we had a number of PRs across the board, from the throwing events to the mile to the 400. We had some athletes doing some doubles today that they wouldn’t normally be doing and they responded well. I’m confident that we’re going to be set up for a nice set of races going into our Championship segment.”

It is the second-straight week that a school record has fallen for the Greyhounds after Samantha Westley took down the 60-meter hurdle mark at the NYC Gotham Cup a week ago.

Four athletes set new personal bests at the meet to go with a number of runners competing in events for the first time.

Freshman Charlotte Criqui had a pair of personal records, finished 23rd with a time of 29.17 in the 200 meter and finishing 20th in the 400m with a time of 1:04.90.

Sophomore Jackie Porter was the top Greyhound finisher in the 400 meter with a personal-best time of 1:02.72 to place 17th. Freshman Maria Hacker closed out the PRs on the track in the 200 meter with a time of 29.59.

Freshman Alessandra Piscitelli shattered her previous bests in the throwing events, tossing the shot put 9.29 meters to finish 16th while placing 17th in the weight throw with a mark of 9.62 meters.

The distance runners had a big day, placing three runners in the top 10 of both the 1000-meter run and the mile.

D’Antonio, Doucette and Jessica Peters finished fifth, seventh and ninth, respectively in the 1000. D’Antonio paced the ‘Hounds with a time of 3:07.20, while Doucette crossed in 3:09.63 and Peters finished in 3:25.00 in her first time in the event.

Gabrielle Cocco, Stephanie Gibney and Anna Bosse topped Loyola in the mile. Cocco finished in third with a time of 5:12.75, while Gibney took sixth in 5:20.35 and Bosse took 10th in 5:30.39.

 The distance medley relay team joined the 4x800 team with a first-place finish, as Kellyanne Bondulich, Lisa Potter, Bosse and Peters took the top spot in 13:39.49.

Loyola heads to the New Balance Invitational in New York, N.Y., on Feb. 3-4 next.

23. Charlotte Criqui, 29.17
25. Maria Hacker, 29.59

17. Jacqueline Porter, 1:02.72
20. Charlotte Criqui, 1:04.90
22. Brittany Gruber, 1:07.89

6. Lisa Potter, 1:24.06
11. Lauren Puleo, 1:32.21

9. Kelly Maguire, 2:28.31
10. Kelly Bondulich, 2:28.87

5. Jackie D’Antonio, 3:07.20
7. Emily Doucette, 3:09.63
9. Jessica Peters, 3:25.00

1 Mile
3. Garbielle Cocco, 5:12.75
6. Stephanie Gibney, 5:20.35
10. Anna Bosse, 5:30.39

17. Mary DeGregorio, 11:46.11

4x400m Relay
7.  Nicole Lopez, Marissa Buccellato, Megan Trainer, Kristina Krupa-4:12.25

4x800m Relay
1. Emily Doucette, Gabrielle Cocco, Kelly Maguire, Jackie D’Antonio-9:35.33

Distance Medley Relay
1.  Kelly Bondulich, Lisa Potter, Anna Bosse, Jessica Peters-13:39.49

 High Jump
7. Amy Macchiaverna, 1.50m
11. Alyssa Harrison, 1.45m

Shot Put
16. Alessandra Piscitelli, 9.29m
18. Courtney Willeford, 8.69m

Weight Throw
17. Alessandra Piscitelli, 9.62m
18. Megan Trainer, 8.43m