Feb. 9, 2007
New York, N.Y. - The Loyola women's track team set five school records at the Rider/Lafayette Invitational at the New York Armory. Led by a strong corps of freshmen, Lisa Edwards and Paige Thomas broke four of those records for the Greyhounds.
In arguably Loyola's most impressive event of the day, Thomas smashed the 200-meter school record by a full second, clocking in at 26.91. Freshman Eve Mizerak, who set a personal best of 26.94 in the event and Edwards, who ran a 27.37, as all three Greyhounds ran better then the old school mark.
Thomas and Mizerak also posted solid times in the 400-meters with Thomas setting the Loyola record in 60.03. Mizerak, who finished 10th overall, clocked in at 60.17.
Edwards' records came in the long jump and 60-meter dash. The freshman from Fort Meade, Md. registered a 16-2 in the long jump and posted a time of 8.34 in the 60-meters.
Loyola's fifth record of the day came from freshman Amanda Reid, who ran a 1:25.17 in the 500-meter race.
On top of the school's five records, the Greyhounds also posted several personal bests at the meet. Freshman Kelsey Powell was one of three `Hounds to do so in the mile. Powell ran a 5:32.07, while junior Allison Riley (5:38.69) and sophomore Brianne Fenzel (5:59.25) also set personal marks in the race.
In the 800-meters, freshman Courtney McNamara, sophomore Nicole Gilhuley and sophomore Kelly Wolf all posted solid times for the Greyhounds while veterans like seniors Sarah Spencer and Colleen Depman registered Top-10 finishes in the 3,000-meters. Spencer ran a 10:57.20, while Depman finished in 11:00.06.
"This was by far the best meet we've had all year," says Loyola Head Coach Brett Harvey. "It couldn't be a better meet for us heading into the MAAC Championships next weekend."
The Greyhounds return to the Armory next Friday for the 2007 Indoor MAAC Championships.