Track & Field Concludes At Penn Relays, Lions Invitational

April 28, 2012

Complete Results

The Loyola University Maryland women's track & field team concluded a busy week on Saturday, finishing competition at both the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa., and the Lions Invitational in Ewing, N.J.

The final leg of competition at the Penn Relays for the Greyhounds was the 4x800-meter relay, where Kelly Maguire, Emily Doucette, Gabrielle Cocco and Jackie D'Antonio finished in a time of 9:32.50 to finish in 21st.

Greyhound head coach Amy Horst also competed at the Penn Relays, running the 400-meter leg of the distance medley relay, helping her team finish in first overall.

The rest of the Greyhound team was at the Lions Invitational, hosted by The College of New Jersey in Ewing, N.J.

Loyola had 11 personal-bests set at the meet in the team's final tune-up before the MAAC Championships next weekend.

Jacqueline Porter had the highest individual finish for the Greyhounds, taking fourth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:07.82.

The meet was highlighted by the first-place finish from the 4x400-meter relay team. The relay featured Marissa Buccellato, Charlotte Criqui, Stephanie Bahneman and Porter, who finished in 4:08.08.

Three Greyhounds set PRs in the 1,500-meter run, led by Jessica Peters who took 29th in 5:08.16. Rachel Nerenberg and Jennifer Zahn also had personal bests to place 55th and 56th, respectively, while Mary DeGregorio finished 45th in 5:16.06.

Buccellato ran a personal-best time of 1:02.27 in the 400 to lead the Greyhounds in 11th place, with Bahneman also running a PR of 1:03.76 to finish 16th.

Alyssa Dorney and Lauren Puleo each ran PRs in the 800, with Gruber rounding out the personal bests set in the 200-meter dash.

In the field events, Kelly Hilbert led the Greyhounds by finishing 15th in the long jump, notching a career-best mark of 4.54 meters. Calire Okrongly also had a PR in the long jump of 4.52 meters to place 16th.

The Greyhounds are next at the MAAC Championships hosted by Rider in Lawrenceville, N.J., on May 5 and 6.

Penn Relays
21. Kelly Maguire, Emily Doucette, Gabrielle Cocco, Jackie D'Antonio, 9:32.50

Lions Invitational
29. Jessica Peters, 5:08.16 (PR)
45. Mary DeGregorio, 5:16.06 (PR)
55. Rachel Nerenberg, 5:25.76 (PR)
56. Jennifer Zahn, 5:26.42 (PR)

100m hurdles
12. Samantha Westley, 15.71
19. Eilis McGovern, 16.80
25. Kelly Hilbert, 18.12

11. Marissa Buccellato, 1:02.27 (PR)
16. Stephanie Bahneman, 1:03.76 (PR)
22. Brittany Gruber, 1:08.26

20. Charlotte Criqui, 13.66

42. Brittany Gruber, 29.82 (PR)

23. Alyssa Dorney, 2:25.59 (PR)
43. Lauren Puleo, 2:34.71 (PR)

400m hurdles
4. Jacqueline Porter, 1:07.82

3,000m Steeplechase
3. Anna Bosse, 11:36.18
4. Kellyanne Bondulich, 11:53.20

4x400 relay
1. Bahneman, Buccellato, Criqui, Porter, 4:08.08

High Jump
9. Alyssa Harison, 1.51m

Shot Put
34. Alessandra Piscitelli, 8.62m

26. Alessandra Piscitelli, 30.58m

Long Jump
15. Kelly Hilbert, 4.54m (PR)
16. Claire Okrongly, 4.52m (PR)
17. Marci Baileys, 4.50m
20. Jenna Smith, 4.48m

Triple Jump
13. Jenna Smith, 9.96m
14. Marci Baileys, 9.90m
18. Claire Okrongly, 9.35m