Track & Field Opens Outdoor Season At Towson Invitational

March 31, 2012

Final Stats

TOWSON, Md. - The Loyola University Maryland women's track & field team began its outdoor season at the Towson Invitational in Towson, Md., on Saturday, notching five top-10 finishes in the first meet of the spring.

Junior Jackie D'Antonio and senior Samantha Westley each had seventh-place finishes on the track, with D'Antonio finishing the 800 in 2:19.91, and Westley crossing the line in 16.00 in the 100 hurdles.

Amy Macchiaverna and Alyssa Harrison each finished in the top-10 in the high jump. Macchiaverna registered a fifth-place finish, clearing a height of 1.50 meters, while Harrison tied for sixth with a mark of 1.45 meters.

Courtney Willeford was the top Greyhound in the 200-meter run, finishing the event with a personal-best time of 27.85 to place 21st.

Gabrielle Cocco also had a strong race behind D'Antonio in the 800, notching 11th in 2:21.90.

In the 100 hurdles, Eilis McGovern took 12th in her first outdoor meet with a time of 16.82.

In the 1,500, senior Stephanie Gibney paced seven Greyhounds by finishing 13th with a time of 4:56.81, just off her personal best. Kelly Maguire came in just behind Gibney, placing 14th in 4:59.62.

The 4x100-meter relay team of Westley, McGovern, Kristina Krupa and Willeford had the highest finish for Loyola on the day, taking fourth in 51.22.

In the field events, freshman Jenna Smith was the top Loyola finisher in both horizontal jump events, placing 18th in the long jump (4.19m) and 14th in the triple jump (3.86m).

Alessandra Piscitelli made her Loyola outdoor debut, notching 23rd in the shot put (8.93m), 16th in the discus (29.94m) and 17th in the hammer throw (31.60m).

The Greyhounds return to the track on April 6 and 7 at the Colonial Relays.

Loyola Finishers

23. Charlotte Criqui, 13.89

21. Courtney Willeford, 27.85
24. Nicole Lopez, 28.04
25. Charlotte Criqui, 28.32
29. Lauren Puleo, 29.30
30. Stephanie Bahneman, 29.42
31. Maria Hacker, 29.53
32. Brittany Gruber, 30.00

19. Kristina Krupa, 1:02.27
22. Marissa Buccellato, 1:02.92
25. Stephanie Bahneman, 1:04.47
27. Megan Trainer, 1:05.36
28. Brittany Gruber, 1:0.96
29. Lauren Puleo, 1:07.59

7. Jackie D'Antonio, 2:19.91
11. Gabrielle Cocco, 2:21.90
18. Emily Doucette, 2:23.72
22. Kellyanne Bondulich, 2:26.82
24. Jackie Porter, 2:27.44
32. Alyssa Dorney, 2:36.71

13. Stephanie Gibney, 4:56.81
14. Kelly Maguire, 4:59.62
17. Anna Bosse, 5:01.74
23. Jessica Peters, 5:08.56
28. Mary DeGregorio, 5:20.48
30. Jennifer Zahn, 5:26.09
34. Rachel Nerenberg, 5:34.17

100 hurdles
7. Samantha Westley, 16.00
12. Eilis McGovern, 16.82
16. Kelly Hilbert, 18.79

400 hurdles
15. Jackie Porter, 1:10.73

4x100 relay
4. Westley, McGovern, Krupa, Willeford, 51.22

4x400 relay
8. Buccellato, Porter, Lopez, Krupa, 4:10.41
10. D'Antonio, Bondulich, Potter, Cocco, 4:11.46
14. Doucette, Bosse, Peters, Dorney, 4:34.67

High Jump
5. Amy Macchiaverna, 1.50m
t6. Alyssa Harrison, 1.45m

Long Jump
18. Jenna Smith, 4.19m
20. Claire Okrongly, 4.00m
21. Marci Baileys, 3.86m

Triple Jump
14. Jenna Smith, 9.72m
16. Marci Baileys, 9.47m
17. Claire Okrongly, 9.42m

Shot Put
23. Alessandra Piscitelli, 8.93m

16. Alessandra Piscitelli, 29.64m

Hammer Throw
17. Alessandra Piscitelli, 31.60m

11. Courtney Willeford, 29.19m