Rovegno And Wynne Compete At Collegiate Invitational

Feb. 3, 2007

New York, N.Y. - Senior Andrea Rovegno and sophomore Maureen Wynne raced in the Seventh Annual New Balance Collegiate Invitational at the Armory Track and Field Center in New York City on Saturday afternoon.

Regarded as one of the top indoor track meets each season the Collegiate Invitational draws college track's top teams for two days of racing in New York. On Saturday, Loyola had two of its women race in the 3,000-meters.

Rovegno, who qualified for the championship 3,000-meter final, placed 14th overall with a time of 9:56.04. Frances Koons of Villanova won the race while Julia Lucas of North Carolina State placed second.

Wynne competed in the college division and finshed 28th overall, running a person best time of 10:18.53.

"Today was a big step for Maureen's confidence," says Loyola Head Coach Brett Harvey. "She ran a good race against some great competition."

With today's time, Wynne now holds Loyola's second-fastest time in the 3K. In fact, Rovengo and Wynne are 1-2 in the Loyola record books in the event.

Loyola's women's track team returns to competition next Friday at the Rider/Lafayette Invitational.

3,000 Championship Finals 1 Koons, Frances Villanova 9:01.02 2 Lucas, Julia NC State 9:03.47 3 Kalmer, Christine Arkansas 9:10.62 4 Sikes, Michelle Wake Forest 9:15.33 5 Kosgei, Salome Iona 9:20.59 6 Barr, Dacia Arkansas 9:23.50 7 Roth, Kris NC State 9:26.93 8 Mullen, Catha Princeton 9:30.75 9 Hicks, Julia Alabama 9:32.04 10 Jones, Bona NC State 9:33.42 11 Snow, Merideth Texas A&M 9:35.13 12 Kaltenbach, Megan North Carolina 9:35.97 13 Chrisman, Caitlin Wake Forest 9:41.51 14 Rovegno, Andrea Loyola (Md.) 9:56.04