Rovegno's Title Highlights Indoor Track and Field Season

March 14, 2008

The Andrea Rovegno era ended in style, as the graduate student from Wyckoff, N.J., highlighted the Loyola College indoor track and field season with a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title and finished second in another event.

Rovegno took the MAAC mile at the New York Armory in 5 minutes, 2.49 seconds. At the same meet, Rovegno placed second in the 3,000 meters, in 10:15.31. Maureen Wynne and Kate Cervo qualified for the final in the same event.

Rovegno's 18 points in those two events went a long way toward Loyola's fifth-place team finish.

Junior Melanie Mitchell set a Loyola record in the shot put at the MAACs, with a toss of 33 feet, 4 inches. Kim Amaducci, the Loyola record-holder in the high jump, finished fifth in the conference with a clearance of 1.50 meters.

Loyola's distance medley foursome finished fourth at the MAACs, and the 4 x 400 relay finished fifth.

A week earlier, in Annapolis, in the final meet at Navy's fabled Halsey Field House, Lindsay Wilson took third in the mile in 5:11.73, the fastest time ever by a Loyola freshman.

Earlier in the season, Rovegno won the 3,000 at a major invitational at Bucknell. At the same meet, junior Brittany McDonald reached the finals in the 55 dash, with a personal best, 7.81.