Feb. 6, 2006
BALTIMORE, Md. - Junior Andrea Rovegno qualified for the ECAC Championships in a pair of events as the Greyhound women's track and field team competed in a pair of meets over the weekend. Loyola took part in the New York Collegiate Invitational at the New York City Armory in addition to the Frank Colden Invitational at Ursinus College.
Rovegno won her heat in the women's college division 3,000-meter run by recording a school-record time of 9:56.30, which was good for 11th place. Her time qualified her for the ECAC Championships, which will be held in Boston in March.
In addition, she finished ninth overall in the women's college division mile with a time of 5:00.68, which also was an ECAC-qualifying time.
"Andrea ran two phenomenal races this weekend," Coach Julie Culley said. "She got both of her ECAC qualifiers out of the way early in the season and will continue to knock time off both events leading into March. Back on two feet and stronger than ever, [Rovegno] is setting herself up for a solid championship season."
Freshman Maureen Wynne earned fifth place in the 3,000-meter run at the Colden Invitational on Saturday afternoon while classmate Kelly Wolf took seventh place in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:7.94. In addition, freshman Melanie Mitchell tied for seventh place in the high jump, recording a distance of 1.42 meters. She also finished in 14th place in the shot put, just ahead of Suzanne Mufareh.
Jasmin Conner earned fourth place in the triple jump, recording a distance of 10.12 meters, while Bethany Gentry earned 14th place in the one mile run with a time of 5:46.72. Conner also took 23rd place in the 200 meter dash with a time of :29.74.
The Greyhounds will be idle until February 17 when they compete at the MAAC Championships.