Women's Track Takes Fourth At MAAC Championships

May 6, 2007

Lawrenceville, N.J. - The Loyola women's track team scored 94 points and finished fourth at the 2007 MAAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Lawrenceville, N.J. on Sunday afternoon. The Greyhounds set a pair of school records as Head Coach Brett Harvey garnered MAAC Coach of the Year honors.

"It was a great day for Loyola track and field," says Coach Harvey. "I'm very proud of the way our girls competed and believe that the future is very bright for this group."

Senior Andrea Rovegno was one of three Greyhounds to earn points with a second-place finish on Sunday, capping a great college career with her finish in the 5,000-meter race. Rovegno clocked a 17:57.40 in the event, while sophomore Maureen Wynne took fifth in 18:26.75.

Freshman Eve Mizerak also finished second on Sunday, breaking a school record in the process. Mizerak ran a 12.65 in the 100-meter dash, ahead of teammate Brittany McDonald, who finished fifth in 12.85.

Mizerak proceeded to take third in the 200m, edging out McDonald and freshman Paige Thomas in the race. Mizerak crossed the finish line in 26.59, McDonald finished in 26.61, while Thomas also ran a sub-27 second 200m with a time of 26.93.

Thomas would earn a runner-up finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 59.51, while freshman Lisa Edwards took seventh in 62.81. In the 400-meter hurdles, freshman Amanda Reid registered a time of 1:09.20, while sophomore Nicole Gilhuley clocked a 1:12.31.

In the field events, freshman Kim Amaducci took sixth in the long jump with a school-record leap of 5-1.25, while sophomore Melanie Mitchell put a personal best distance of 9.93 meters to take eight in the event.

Rider won the championship with 243 points, while Manhattan and Marist rounded out the Top 3. Iona took fifth and St. Peter's rounded out the official scoring.

"It was a huge team effort," added Coach Harvey. "Everybody did their part to make this a successful championship and a successful year."

MAAC Championships
Rider 243
Manhattan 228
Marist 102
Loyola 94
Iona 80
St. Peter's 14