Women's Track Opens Competition At Duke Invitational

April 4, 2008

Durham, N.C. - The Loyola women's track team opened competition at the Duke Invitational on Friday evening with its distance runners leading the way. Highlighting the Greyhound effort was their performance in the 1500 on Day One from Durham.

Junior Maureen Wynne had the top time for Loyola, posting a 12th-place finish in Section 4 of the 1500m. Wynne ran a 4:53.75 - a time just shy of her personal best. Also running well in the 1500m was sophomore Courtney McNamara, who placed ninth in her section with a time of 5:10.05.

Junior Nicole Gilhuley, meanwhile, placed sixth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:13

Also in action on Friday evening were a handful of men's cross country runers at the Sam Howell Invitational in Princeton, N.J. The Greyhounds were led by Chris Heibell, who placed seventh in the 5K with an ECAC qualifying time of 14:34.38.

Gian Caccia finished 29th in the race in 15:04.11, while Brian Parker took 35th. Overall, the 5K featured mutiple national qualifying times and is one of the fastest races on record this spring.