Feb. 12, 2009
Baltimore, Md. - Loyola's sprinters had a strong day of competition in the meet versus Navy on Thursday. The Greyhounds saw the most success in the 1600 Sprint Medley Relay with all three relay teams breaking the current Loyola record in the event. Most notably, the team of Angeline Diamond, Brittany Goodby, Kristina Krupa and Emily Doucette ran 4:24.43 to break the school record by twenty seconds. This foursome placed third in the event.
"Our Lady Greyhounds had a great day on the track," Head Coach Jackie Truncellito said. "You can't go to Navy's new indoor facility and not run fast times."
Doucette also competed in the 800 meter and saw improvement with a 2:25.00 time for third place. Audrey McGonigle finished at 2:29.70 in the same event.
Maureen Wynne and Kate Cervo competed in the 1 mile run and took the number three and four spots in the race. Wynne finished at 5:17.79 and Cervo crossed the finish line at 5:18.00. Stephanie Gibney ran a collegiate PR with a 10:57.61 time in the 3,000 meter.
Melanie Mitchell closed out a strong performance in the pentathlon finishing 3rd overall and narrowly missing her own pentathlon school record. Mitchell finished the 60 meter hurdles in 11:05, jumped 1.47 meters in the high jump, threw the shot put 10.08 meters for first place, jumped 4.97 meters for second in the long jump and won the 800 meter run at 2:33.19.
The track team now prepares for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Championships coming up on February 20 in Lawrenceville, N.J.