March 26, 2011
TOWSON, Md. - Loyola University Maryland's Megan Trainer set a school record in the hammer throw on Saturday when the women's track and field team opened its outdoor schedule at the Towson Invitational.
Trainer, who set the previous mark of 97'6", eclipsed the record by more than five feet with a throw of 102'7".
"This meet was about getting experience for us and getting back out onto the big track, rather than the indoor banked," Loyola Head Coach Amy Horst said. "The highlight of the meet was Megan Trainer. She is just a true competitor and threw a school record with a huge personal best."
In other throws action, Courtney Willeford took sixth place in the javelin with a toss of 95', and Angelique Diamond was 15th in the discus, throwing 79'4".
Marci Baileys led the Loyola horizontal jumpers with an 11th-place finish in the triple jump (30'8.25") and 12th-place leap in the long jump (14'0.25").
Samantha Westley ran 16.65 in the 100-meter high hurdles to take 12th, and Willeford was 16th in the 100-meters in 13.78.
Trainer led off the Greyhounds' 4x100-meter relay team that finished fifth in 52.73. She was joined by Chika Dunga, Paige Godfrey and Willeford. The team narrowly edged the Loyola `B' entry of Kristina Krupa, Courtney Marro, Baileys and Marissa Buccellato that clocked a time of 52.78.
Victoria Szczawinski was the team's top finisher in the 1,500 meters, placing 13th in 4:54.46, and Jacqueline D'Antonio recorded a sixth-place finish in the 400 meters (1:01.23). Krupa and Buccellato also placed in the top-10 in the 400 with times of 1:02.26 and 1:02.68, respectively.
Emily Doucette notched another sixth-place finish in the 800 meters, running 2:21.99
The Greyhounds resume competition next weekend at the Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, Va., on Friday and Saturday.