Track and Field Finishes Within The Top-10 At The Home Meet

April 12, 2014

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BALTIMORE - After tying the school record in the 200m last weekend, freshman Crystal Godette set a new program best at the Loyola/Hopkins Invitational for the Loyola University Maryland track and field team. 

Godette clocked a time of 25.81, beating her previous best, 25.99, at the Colonial Relays last weekend. The rookie sprinter took seventh on the event, contributing two points of the team’s 31 total points.  

Co-host Johns Hopkins University won the meet with 145 points, while Wheeling Jesuit (93) and Buffalo State (82) took second and third, respectively. Wagner (78) and Mary Washington (76) rounded out the top-five, and Loyola finished ninth.

Eilis McGovern provided the largest individual point total, tabbing seven points between the 100 and 400m hurdles. The junior hurdler took fifth in the 400m and sixth in the 100m hurdles, crossing the finish line in 1:07.37 and 16.41, respectively.

Fellow classmate Anna Bosse contributed three points in the 5,000m, taking seventh in a time of 18:23.12. Cordelia McGinn led Loyola in the 800m, running 2:21.32.

The 4x400m and 4x100m relay teams combined for seven points, taking fifth and sixth, respectively in the races.

Off the track, senior Courtney Willeford tabbed the best individual finish, taking fourth in the javelin. The Easton, Pa., native marked a distance of 31.92m. Jenna Smith had a leap of 10.28m in the triple jump, and Kelly Hilbert added to the point total, finishing seventh in the long jump with a mark of 4.89m. 

Loyola returns to action on Friday, April 18, for the Larry Ellis Invitational in Princeton, N.J.