Women's Track Splits Squad For Weekend Meets

Feb. 8, 2008

Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola women's track and field team will split squads this weekend with several athletes traveling to New York to compete at the famed New York City Armory on Friday, and the remainder of the team traveling to Bucknell University on Saturday.

On Friday, junior Maureen Wynne and freshman Lindsay Wilson will compete in the women's 3000m run in New York. Last year Wynne ran the 2nd fastest time in Loyola school history at this competition (10:18.5), while Wilson is stringing together one of the finest freshman years in Loyola history clocking 5:16 for the mile and 10:32 for 3000m 2nd all time for a freshman at Loyola to current senior and multi school record holder Andrea Rovegno.

Rovegno meanwhile will lead the `Hounds effort at Bucknell where she will attempt to hit the ECAC Championship mark in the 3000m (9:58.9). She currently holds the fastest time in the MAAC at 10:07.65. Joining her in the 3000m will be Freshman Kate Cervo who is coming off a personal best in the mile 5:23.7) two weeks ago.

Senior Caroline Scott will lead the `Hounds middle distance athletes as she will attempt to add the 800m school record to the 500m, 1000m and Distance Medley records she has set this year.

Freshman Angeline Diamond and juniors Brittany McDonald and Melanie Mitchell are expected to shine in the 200m and 400m events. McDonald earlier this year set a Loyola standard in the 300m dash.

Friday's events kick off at 12:00 pm while Saturday's events will begin at 11:00am.