Feb. 21, 2008
New York, N.Y. - The Loyola women's track and field team heads north to the New York Armory for the 2008 Indoor MAAC Championships this Friday evening. The Greyhounds, who placed fifth at last year's championship meet, and fourth at the MAAC Outdoor Championships, look to improve upon that performance with a core of top distance runners.
Loyola's three key events at the championships include the 5,000, the 3,000 and the Mile. Junior Maureen Wynne is the `Hounds top seed in the 5K, and has a good shot at claiming the title. The Mile, meanwhile, will be extremely competitive with 10 women separated by only three seconds on the time sheet.
Senior Andrea Rovegno, who has ran 5:04 in two separate relay heats this season, is Loyola's favorite in the Mile. The coaches are happy with her training heading into the meet and expect a fast time from her in her final MAAC Championship.
The 3,000-meter race, meanwhile, will be a race of attrition with almost the entire field coming back after running the Mile or 5K. Cervo, Wilson and Wynne all come in with the capability to score and could provide valuable points for the `Hounds.
Loyola's placing will most likely be determined, however, by its sprinters and field events - where every point counts. The championship meet begins at 6:20 p.m. with the women's 5,000-meter run, and will conclude approximately 10:30 p.m. with the 1600 Relay.