April 6, 2012
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Sophomore Jacqueline Porter set a school record in the 400-meter hurdles to lead seven Loyola University Maryland track & field athletes who set personal bests on the first day of the Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, Va., on Friday.
Porter took 22nd in the event with a time of 1:07.41, breaking the previous mark of 1:07.72 set by Ashley Kennedy in 2007.
Sophomore Gabrielle Cocco also had an impressive performance, leading a trio of Greyhounds who set PRs in the 1,500. Cocco beat her previous personal best by 11 seconds, winning her heat and finishing 24th overall with a time of 4:38.00. Stephanie Gibney (48th in 4:52.86) and Kelly Maguire (53rd in 4:56.51) also notched personal records in the event.
Eilis McGovern notched her PR in the 100 hurdles, finishing 33rd in 16.65. Samantha Westley led Loyola in the event, taking 17th with a time of 15.51, just a quarter of a second away from resetting her own school mark.
Jackie D'Antonio led three Greyhounds who competed in the 800, taking 40th with a time of 2:19.73, while Emily Doucette following in 53rd at 2:23.94. Lisa Potter set a PR with a time of 2:26.49 to take 60th.
Marissa Buccellato was the lone Loyola athlete in the 200, placing 38th with a personal-best time of 27.55.
Kristina Krupa, Buccellato and Nicole Lopez all competed in the 400, with Krupa leading the way in 35th with a time of 1:01.90. Buccellato followed in 37th at 1:02.11, and Lopez finished 39th in 1:02.61.
Freshman Jessica Peters rounded out the Greyhounds competing today, completing the 10,000 in sixth-place with a time of 38:25.78.
Loyola will be back in action at the Colonial Relays on Saturday, with events beginning at 9 a.m.
22. Jacqueline Porter, 1:07.41
38. Marissa Buccellato, 27.55
6. Jessica Peters, 38:25.78