Loyola Track Will Compete At Duke Invitational Friday And Saturday

April 2, 2009

Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola women's track and field squad heads south to compete in the annual Duke Invitational in Durham, N.C. The two-day meet kicks off on Friday at noon with field events.

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The Greyhounds are coming off a strong showing at Towson last weekend, especially senior Melanie Mitchell and her performance in the Long Jump competition. She marked a 5.03 meter jump to set a new Loyola school record, topping her own top jump by 0.29 meters.

Mitchell will compete in her usual field events including the Long Jump, High Jump, Javelin Throw and Shot Put. She will be in competition all day Saturday at Duke.

Fellow senior Maureen Wynne will also be back in the line up for the 5,000 Meter Run and his hoping to record a new personal best. At Navy, Wynne took first place in the event, running an 18:29 and finishing way ahead of all other competitors.

"I think she ran well at Navy -- though she's the type of runner that thrives under pressure and it was difficult to run her race when she was out there flying solo," Head Coach Jackie Truncellito said. "She's in a great position to PR when we go down to Duke and run the 5k."

Wynne will compete in the 5,000 Meter Run on Friday evening.

The meet will field over 50 colleges and universities and will take place at Wallace Wade Stadium. Follow all event results live, starting Friday afternoon with Duke Invitational Live Results