Women's Track Wins Four Events At Lehigh Games
Track Opens Weekend At Richmond’s Fred Hardy Invitational
Greyhounds Track Opens Outdoor Season At Maryland Invitational
4x400 Relay Sets School Record At ECAC Championships
Women's Track Earns Three Top-Three Finishes At Patriot League Championships
Women's Track & Field at Maryland Invitational
The Loyola women's indoor track and field team raced at the Terrapin Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018.
2017 (Freshman): Set the school 400m hurdles record and ran four of the school’s top-10 times in the event during her first year at Loyola… Was also the leadoff runner on the indoor and outdoor 4x400m relay teams that set school records… Opened her career at the Navy Lid-Lifter, running 60.51 in the 400m… Ran two of the top six times in school history in the indoor 500m… Clocked a time of 1:20.26 in her debut in the event at the Towson Tiger Invitational… Then posted a performance of 1:19.75 at the Navy Midweek Invitational… Led off the 4x400m relay team that set a school record of 3:52.07 at the Patriot League Indoor Championships only to break it with a performance of 3:51.05 at the ECAC Championships… Ran 65.94 in the 400m hurdles at the Maryland Invitational in her outdoor debut… Finished ninth in the 400m hurdles at the Bison Outdoor Classic in 63.40, at the time just 12-hundredths off the school record… Ran 64.02 a week later at the Morgan State Legacy… Broke the school record and finished seventh in the 400m hurdles with a time of 63.20 at the Patriot League Outdoor Championships… Helped Loyola set the school 4x400m relay record of 3:50.78 at the ECAC Championships.
Before Loyola: Earned seven varsity letters – four in track and field and three in cross country – at Hughesville (Pennsylvania) High School… Four-year qualifier for the state championships in the 100m and 300m hurdles… Also helped her 4x400m relay team qualify for the state championships three times… Finished fourth in the state in the 300m hurdles and seventh in the 100m hurdles in 2016… Was sixth in the 300m hurdles and eighth in the 4x400m relay in the 2015 state meet… Helped Hughesville win the Pennsylvania Heartland Athletic Conference track and field title in 2015 and 2016… Named Hughesville’s Outstanding Female Athlete in 2016.
Personal: Daughter of Pat and John Merrifield… Has two older sisters, Cassidy and Hannah, and a younger brother, John… Was Hughesville’s National Honor Society president and placed first in the state of Pennsylvania in the Future Business Leaders of America conference in the business plan competition and qualified for the national competition… Was a member of the Students Against Destructive Decisions Club, the Ski Club, Varsity Club and took Advanced Placement courses in Spanish, chemistry, English, history, calculus and physics.