CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - The Loyola University Maryland women's track and field team was picked to finish ninth in the indoor preseason Patriot League poll, released today by the league office.
Loyola finished ninth in its inaugural season at the Patriot League Indoor Championships. The Greyhounds totaled 13 points, led by former Greyhound Kiera Harrison in the 5,000m. The distance runner finished second in the event, qualifying for the ECAC Championships with a time of 17:14.15.
The relay team of senior Lisa Potter, sophomore Jessa Laspesa, then-senior Jacqueline Porter and sophomore Claire Scavone broke the 4x400m school record on the final day of the Patriot League Championships. The Greyhounds took seventh in the event with a time of 4:05.50 to top the previous record held by Megan Trainer, Rebekah Rogerson, Marissa Buccellato and Porter from 2013.
Boston University, the 2014 Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Champion, was picked to finish first with 18 first-place votes and 162 points. Bucknell University followed with 137 points and two first-place votes, while Lehigh University was picked to finish third with 126 points. The United States Naval Academy (123 points) picked up fourth place in the poll, followed by The United States Military Academy (95), College of the Holy Cross (88), Lafayette College (67), Colgate University (40), the Greyhounds (37) and American University (25).
Loyola opens its 2014-15 indoor season Saturday at the Fast Times Before Finals meet in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships will be held at Navy on February 20-22.