Women's Track Finishes Sixth at Rider; Runs Distance Events at Bucknell

April 12, 2008

Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola women's track team split squads this weekend to compete in the Bucknell Invitational in Lewsiburg, Pa., and at the Rider Invitational in Lawrenceville, N.J. The Greyhounds finished sixth at Rider, while Bucknell's non-scoring meet featured Loyola's distance runners.

At Bucknell on Friday night, Loyola's split squad ran in the 5,000- and 1,500-meter events. In the 5000m Invitational division, Maureen Wynne posted a time of 18:34.39. In the open division, Kate Cervo placed 28th overall in 18:50.91, while Alexandra Salani ran a time of 18:57.66.

Loyola's men also ran at Bucknell with Chris Heibell competing in the 1500m and posting a time of 3:53. Both Gian Caccia and Brian Parker ran in the 5000-meter Invitational division. Caccia crossed the finish line in 15:14, while Parker ran a 15:33. Dan McDevitt (15:19) and Keith Forlenza (15:48) ran in the open division of the 5000m.

On Saturday at Rider, junior Kaitlin Beckert highlighted the Loyola effort with a third-place finish in the 5,000-meters. Beckert ran a 20:51 to pick up points for the Greyhounds.

In the field events, sophomore Kim Amaducci took fourth in the high jump with a leap of 4-11, while in the relays, Loyola also took fourth in the 4x100 race, which was the first time the Greyhounds fielded a 4x100 team this outdoor season.

The Greyhounds return to action next weekend when they stay local to run in the Morgan State Legacy meet.