Track And Field Competes At MAAC Championships

Feb. 15, 2011

With five new school records after competing in six meets, the Loyola University Maryland track and field team will compete at the 2011 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Indoor Championships on Friday in New York City at The Armory Track and Field Center.

The Greyhounds finished fifth last season at the New Balance Track and Field Center with Manhattan winning its 11th title and third in a row. The best finish for the Greyhounds was fourth in 2007.

Loyola set a new school record in the distant medley relay at the New Balance Invitational with a time of 12:17.03. The team of Emily Doucette, Kristina Krupa, Jackie D'Antonio and Alyssa Doyle finished 11th with that time. The medley broke the time of 12:20.99 set by Wilson, Diamond, Scott and Rovegno at the Bison Open in 2008.

Doucette set a new school record in the 1,000 meters with a time of 3:03.91 at the Patriot Games. She broke the time of 3:04.28 set last season at the Sweetheart Multi-Mix Track and Field Meet by her current teammate D'Antonio.

Megan Trainer and Krupa set school records at the Princeton Relays earlier this season. Trainer had a weight throw of 33-1 3/4 to break the previous school record of 30-4 set by Melanie Mitchell at the Navy Blue and Gold Meet in 2008. Krupa set the school record in the 300 meters with a time of 44.79 to break the time of 45.32 set by Brittany McDonald in 2007 at the Princeton New Year's Invitational.

Noreen Petrash was the first to break a Greyhound record. She broke her own school record in the pole vault, at the Ursinus Winter Invitational, the first meet of the season. She had a vault of 9-6 1/4 to break her own record of 9-0 set last season at the Navy Blue and Gold meet.

Loyola returned nine athletes that competed at last year's championships with senior Amanda Bossi leading the team. Bossi finished second last year in the 5,000 meter and seventh in the 3,000 meters.

Following MAACs, those who qualify will compete at the ECAC/IC4A Championships in Boston, Mass., March 4-5.

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