Canas, Askine Lead Track At Maryland Invitational

Jan. 30, 2016
LANDOVER, Md. - Senior Erica Canas and junior Sarah Askine led the Loyola University Maryland women's track and field team with a pair of top-10 finishes in the 3,000m, as the Greyhounds competed at the Maryland Invitational hosted by the University of Maryland Saturday afternoon.

Canas recorded the team's top finish and lone point by coming in eighth and clocking a time of 10:34.39. Askine rounded out the top-10 with a time of 10:35.52, while freshman Christina Daniels took 12th in 10:38.14.

Freshmen Mary Sutton and Courtney Wallace recorded top-20 finishes in the mile. Sutton took 18th in 5:39.09, while Wallace crossed the finish line only seconds later in 5:43.25 (20th).

Rookie Devon Terwilliger was less than two seconds away from breaking the program record in the 300m, finishing the race in 45.02 and taking 13th overall. Senior Brianna Nelson (45.27, 14th), sophomore Anna Verrichia (46.17, 18th) and junior Isabela Ugarte (47.65, 20th) also ran in the event.

Freshman MaryEllen Woods finished just outside the top 10 in the 600m, taking 11th in 1:43.50, while junior Caitlyn McGuinness took 19th (1:52.39) in the same event.

The quartet of freshman Molly Smith, Nelson, freshman Anne Lauder and sophomore Emma Dunleavy took 15th in the 4x400m relay. The Greyhounds crossed the finish line in 4:12.76.

Loyola's DMR relay team finished in 12:42.6, but the Greyhounds were issued an exchange zone violation and the result was not official. 

Host Maryland took home the top team finish, tallying 180 points, while fellow Patriot League-foe Navy took second with 85 points. Loyola finished tied for 15th with one team point.

The Greyhounds return to action Friday and Saturday at the Armory Invitational in New York City.