Jan. 31, 2009
Newark, Del. - Loyola's women's indoor track team competed in the Thomson Invitational at the University of Delaware on Saturday and came away with much success in distance events and a new school record in the 1,000-meter run.
The Greyhounds kicked things off with two medals in the 5,000-meter run. Senior Alexandra Salani had her indoor debut in the event and came away with a fourth-place finish and a time of 19:17.59. Sophomore Amanda Bossi finished fifth and posted a PR with a time of 19:23.11.
"Across the board, our sprinters are getting there," Head Coach Jackie Truncellito said. "We're taking steps to get where we want to be with only three weeks left before the championships."
The men's club team competed in the Penn State National Invitational over the weekend and collected a first place finish at the meet. On Friday, Gian-Paul Caccia clocked in a 14:38.84 for first place in the 5,000-meter run. His time also posted a PR and qualified him for the IC4A Championships. Daniel McDevitt also set a PR in the same event with a time of 15:13.97.
On Saturday, Chris Heibell competed in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:27.27 to qualify for the IC4A Championships coming up in March.
The Greyhounds will now divide for a weekend of competition at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational and the Princeton Invite. Loyola will compete in the New Balance Invitational in New York, N.Y. on Friday starting at noon and will also send athletes to the Princeton Invite at Princeton University on Saturday.