April 8, 2009
Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola women's track and field squad hosted their very first meet at the new Johns Hopkins/Loyola College Track and Field Complex on Wednesday. Along with co-host Johns Hopkins University, the Greyhounds invited Towson and Goucher to compete to help celebrate the opening of the new facility.
Prior to the start of the first race and field event, Loyola and Hopkins gathered for a short ribbon-cutting ceremony. Administrators from both schools attended the event and said a few words before both teams took an inaugural lap around the track.
The meet began with the 5,000 Meter Run with four Loyola runners. Kate Cervo finished in 19:19.31, right before Maureen Wynne at 19:19.37. Brittney Gibbons and Alexandra Salani also ran in the event and finished at 19:42.80 and 20:19.21, respectively.
Continuing in distance events, three Greyhounds ran in the 1,500 Meter. Rosie Miola finished ahead of the Loyola pack with a 5:15.07. Alyssa Doyle crossed the finish line next at 5:22.10 and Sara Ochs followed at 5:28.97.
Doyle and Ochs also competed in the 800 Meter Run. Ochs clocked in at 2:37.75 and Doyle at 2:41.33.
Mitchell aslo participated in the 100 Meter Hurdles and took a fourth spot in the race with a 18.82. Sam Westley ran in a separate heat but finished with a finals time of 18.90.
A big part of Mitchell's day was spent in field events. She saw success in every part of the field competition, starting with her first place in the Javelin Throw at 32.35m. She followed with a win in the Long Jump, marking a 5.19 meter jump. She also took a second-place finish in the Shot Put and threw 10.18 meters.
Kim Amaducci competed in the High Jump and won that event with a personal-best 1.62 meter jump. That finish marked a new Loyola outdoor record and set a great first-day standard at the new facility.