Feb. 8, 2009
Baltimore, Md. - The Greyhound women's indoor track team split forces this weekend to compete in two separate events. On Friday, senior Alexandra Salani and sophomore Amanda Bossi traveled to New York City to race in the New Balance Collegiate Invitational. Both started with the 3,000 meter run, and Salani finished 11:00.46 while Bossi clocked in at 11:04.98.
"Both girls are battling injuries and sickness, so they put in a very courageous effort," Head Coach Jackie Truncellito said. "I know they could break 11 minutes under perfect conditions."
Loyola also competed in the distance medley relay and finished ninth with a time of 12:39.52.
Several Greyhound men ran in the men's 3,000 meter as unattached athletes on Friday afternoon and Dan McDevitt crossed the finish line with only one shoe. McDevitt lost the shoe about halfway through the race, kicked it to the side, and finished with a time of 8.40.83, a new collegiate PR for him.
"He lost his shoe and still managed to PR by 10 seconds," Coach Truncellito said.
Gian-Paul Caccia finished second in his section with a time of 8:30.14 and Chris Heibell ran a season-best 8:24.09 and managed to lower his qualification time for the IC4A Championships.
On Saturday, Loyola sent a team to compete in the Princeton Open. Junior Kim Amaducci set a new school record with a 1.60 meter jump in the high jump. She finished first in the event and also set a new collegiate PR.
The Greyhounds now prepare for the Sweetheart Meet coming up on Thursday at Navy to start at 4:00 p.m.