Women's Track And Field Puts In Strong Effort At Rain-Soaked Widener Invitational

April 24, 2006


CHESTER, Pa. - Junior Andrea Rovegno finished first in the 1500-meter run as the Greyhound women's track and field team competed in the Widener Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Rovegno earned a season-best time of 4:40.54 to earn the victory, winning the event by just over a second.

"[Andrea] is very fit and will drop that time significantly in the next few weeks," Coach Julie Culley said.

Junior Jaime Humphrey finished ninth in the 100-meter dash, recording a time of :14.28 while Maia Albano registered a mark of :15.06 for 14th place. Humphrey also took 10th place in the 200-meter dash, running the event in a time of :29.54.

Caroline Scott took fourth place in the 800-meter run for the Greyhounds, crossing the finish line in 2:27.38 while Michelle McVann followed in eighth place with a mark of 2:31.09.

Freshman Maureen Wynne earned 16th place in the 5000-meter run with a time of 18:59.56 while fellow classmate Nicole Gilhuley clocked a time of 12:57.71 in the 3000-meter steeplechase to earn sixth place in the event.

The 4x400 relay team of Rovegno, Kelly Wolf, Jasmin Conner and Scott finished in third place with a time of 4:23.26. Freshman Melanie Mitchell earned 11th place in the shot put with a mark of 8.57 meters. She also took third place in the javelin throw with a distance of 30.42 meters.

"Things are starting to come together in all events and we're hoping for a big finish in the next two weeks," Culley said. "The next week is big for our program."

The Greyhounds will compete in a pair of events this week, including the prestigious Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania. Loyola has qualified an entry in the 4x800 meter relay, while Rovegno will compete on Thursday night in the 5000-meter run. Last year, she finished seventh in the 3000-meter run.