Women's Track Claims Pair Of Individual Titles; Sets School Record At Lions Invitational

April 28, 2007

Ewing, N.J. - Senior Carolyn Kennington and sophomore Maureen Wynne each won individual events for Loyola in a final women's track tune-up for the MAAC Championships. The Greyhounds also set a school record in Saturday's success competition at Lions Invitational in Ewing, N.J.

Kennington won the javelin competition with a throw of 123 feet, while Wynne captured the 1500-meter run with a personal best time of 4:52.67. Wynne's time is also Loyola's third-best in its three-year history.

Loyola's school record came in the 4x100 relay, and was set by a quartet of freshmen. Lisa Edwards, Paige Thomas, Brittany McDonald and Eve Mizerak raced to a school-best time of 49.76 in the event.

Other top finishers for Loyola included sophomore Alexa Previti and freshman Courtney McNamara in the 1500m. Previti clocked a 5:04, while McNamara finished in 5:06.50.

In the sprints, Thomas, Mizerak and McDonald all ran sub-27 second times in the 200m Thomas crossed the finish line in 26.74, edging out Mizerak in 26.78.

"We finally got some nice weather and it showed," says Loyola Head Coach Brett Harvey. "It was good to see Carolyn [Kennington] and Maureen [Wynne] get wins in their events and hopefully it will give them confidence going into the MAAC Championships."

The Greyhounds will compete at the MAAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Lawrenceville, N.J.