Jan. 14, 2009
Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola women's track and field team heads down the road on Saturday to compete the Maryland Invitational indoor track meet at the University of Maryland. Coming off of a solid performance in the Gulden Relays last weekend, and setting a new school record in the 1600 sprint relay, the Greyhounds expect to continue to compete for top spots.
"We're hoping to have the all the pieces start falling into place," Head Coach Jackie Truncellito said. "It's about time for all the effort we've put into the fall to start paying off in the spring."
Key focus areas for Loyola will be the sprint relays. In last week's Gulden Relays, the 1600 sprint medley relay team of sophomore Angeline Diamond, freshman Casey Carey, senior Brittany McDonald and freshman Audrey McGonigle finished with a time of 4:46.08 to break the old Loyola record by eight seconds. Coach Truncellito expects the relay teams to continue to push and to qualify for the New Balance Collegiate Invitational coming up in a few weeks.
Junior Kim Amaducci also hopes to qualify for the New Balance team in the high jump event this Saturday. Amaducci placed second in last weekend's event with a 1.55 meter jump.
"Kim had a good effort at the Gulden Relays, but fell short for qualification," Truncellito said. "This will be a goal for her this weekend."
The meet is expected to last all day and will take place at the Prince George's County Sports and Learning Center.