March 24, 2007
Towson, Md. - Senior Andrea Rovegno captured the 1,500-meter race at Saturday's outdoor opener to lead a strong Loyola effort at the Towson Invitational. Rovengo won the race in 4:44.87 and was followed closely by sophomore Maureen Wynne, who placed sixth in 4:57.5 and senior Michelle McVann, who took eight in 4:59.93.
The distance event also produced strong runs from senior Sarah Spencer, (5:07.8) and sophomore Alexa Previti (5:14.83). For both Previti and McVann the race marked their first competitions since the fall, making the 1500m a strength for the 'Hounds this season.
Rovegno doubled back later to take fifth in the 800m in 2:22.79.
The sprints were led by Loyola's solid freshman class, namely the 4x100 quartet of Lisa Edwards, Paige Thomas, Ashley Kennedy and Eve Mizerak. The team finished second in the 4x100 relay, setting a school record time of 50.99 in the process.
Edwards, who led off the 4x100 team also claimed fifth in the women's 200m in an outdoor school record of 27.32. Thomas took sixth in the 400 hurdles and ran a stellar anchor on the `Hounds second-place 4x400 record-setting 4:09.36 team. Freshman Amanda Reid ran a very good third leg of that team.
Kennedy raced to a record 16.05 in the 100 high hurdles and placed fourth overall. She matched that finish in taking 4th in the 400 IH as well, also notching a new school record with her run of 67.72 seconds.
Loyola returns to action at the University of Maryland Invitational on March 31st.