Indoor Track & Field Places a Program-Best Fifth at the MAAC Championships

Feb. 19, 2010

Complete Results

Five school records were broken and another was tied as the Loyola indoor track & field team finished fifth at the 2010 MAAC Indoor Track & Field Championships at the New Balance Track & Field Center Friday night. The fifth place finish matches the best finish by the Greyhounds at the MAAC Championships. Manhattan won its 13th title in the last 14 years with 228 points. The Jaspers were followed by Saint Peter's (116), Rider (99), Iona (75), Loyola (64) and Marist (29).

The best individual performance was turned in by Amanda Bossi, who finished second in the 5,000m with a time of 17:52.47, which set a new school record. Stephanie Gibney finished third in the event, clocking in at 17:58.58, which also broke the school record. The previous program-best was 18:11.87, which was recorded by Maureen Wynne in the 2008 conference championships.

Bossi also scored points for Loyola in the 3,000m with a seventh place finish in 10:43.91. Finishing just ahead of her in the 3k was Kate Cervo, who placed fifth overall in 10:38.61.

Loyola took third and fourth in the mile with Courtney McNamara and Colleen Kinealy finishing in 5:15.07 and 5:16.84, respectively.

The duo of McNamara and Kinealy opened and anchored the DMR (distance medley relay) to a second place finish in 12:40.15. Running the second and third legs of the event were Kristina Krupa and Emily Doucette.

Krupa also scored points for the Greyhounds with an eighth place finish in the 400m (1:00.90).

Whitney Gibbs broke her own school records in the 55m (7.53) and 200m (26.33). Gibbs finished eighth in the 200m and tenth in the 55m.

For the second straight week, Jackie D'Antonio rewrote the record books, with a 2:19.90 in the 800m, placing seventh in the event.

Samantha Westley finished sixth in the 55m hurdles in 8.69 and the 4x400 relay team of Casey Carey, Rosemary Yardley, Megan Trainer and Marci Baileys took fourth in 4:20.75.

In the field events, Noreen Petrash jumped a 9'6.25" in the pole vault, breaking her own school record with a seventh place finish. Kim Amaducci tied her own school record with a 5'3" performance in the high jump, placing fourth overall. Alyssa Harrison (5'1") and Lauren Chiaravalloti (4'11") finish seventh and eighth in the events as well. Lauryn Granara recorded a 16'1.25" jump in the long jump, placing sixth overall.

Also during the competition, the MAAC All-Academic Team was announced and Loyola had 16 members announced to the team, which was the second-highest in the conference. The following athletes were named to the MAAC All-Academic Team: Kim Amaducci, Kate Cervo, Lauren Chiaravalloti, Angeline Diamond, Alyssa Doyle, Brittney Gibbons, Paige Godfrey, Brittany Goodby, Brittany Gruber, Colleen Kinealy, Courtney Marro, Audrey McGonigle, Courtney McNamara, Sara Ochs, Hilary Peluso and Kelsey Powell