April 23, 2010
PHILADELPHIA, PA. -
Amanda Bossi qualified for the ECAC Championships, and in the process, broke the school-record at the 2010 Penn Relays held at legendary Franklin Field in Philadelphia. Loyola also saw a new 4x200 school-record at the oldest and largest track meet held in the United States.
A junior from Haddon Township, N.J., Bossi bested the time of her head coach, Jackie Truncellito, in the 10,000m with a 37:03.66, qualifying her for the ECAC Championships to be held in Princeton in Mid-May. The new mark set by Bossi, breaks Truncellito’s five-year-old-record (37:05.51) by nearly two seconds.
In the second day of the relays, the team of Samantha Westley, Lauryn Granara, Kristina Krupa and Whitney Gibbs set a school-mark in the 4x200 relay with a time of 1:45.84. The finishing time is over four seconds faster than the indoor track record the foursome set at the Ursinus Winter Invitational.
The third and final day of the Penn Relays is scheduled for Saturday, April 24 at Franklin Field as the foursome of Jackie D’Antonio, Courtney McNamara, Alyssa Doyle and Emily Doucette will look to set a school-record in the 4x800. The event is slated to start at 1:55 pm.
Race coverage can be followed at Penn Relays.