April 2, 2011
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Loyola University Maryland's distance medley relay team set a school record, one of three achieved during the weekend of competition by the women's track and field team while competing at the Colonial Relays, hosted by the College of William & Mary.
The team of Jacqueline D'Antonio, Kristina Krupa, Marissa Galante and Emily Doucette ran 12:31.99 to finish fifth overall. What originally started as a training run with most members of the team running up in distance ended in a school record.
D'Antonio was one of two individuals - Victoria Szczawinski in the 3,000-meter steeplechase was the other - to set a school record on Friday night. She ran a new best in the 800 meters.
In addition to the distance medley relay, the Greyhounds also had solid individual performances in the 3,000-meter run. Stephanie Gibney finished ninth in the event, crossing the line in a personal-best time of 10:24.65.
"Stephanie was phenomenal," Head Coach Amy Horst said. "It was nice to see her do that well after running the 1,500 yesterday. The focus was on competing hard, but she came out of the race with a PR."
Emily Rooney also had a personal-best in the event, taking 22nd place in 10:53.83.
Loyola takes next weekend off and returns to the track on Saturday, April 16, when it hosts the Loyola-Johns Hopkins Invitational.