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Truncellito Wins Steeplechase At Maryland Terrapin Invitational

Freshman Jackie Gaines performed well in the steeplechase on Saturday at the Terrapin Invitational.
Freshman Jackie Gaines performed well in the steeplechase on Saturday at the Terrapin Invitational.

April 4, 2004

Complete Results

COLLEGE PARK, MD - Loyola's Jackie Truncellito won the 3,000-meter steeplechase for her third win in as many meets as the Greyhound track team, with a split squad, faced some of its toughest competition to date at Saturday's Maryland Terrapin Invitational.

Despite running through some harsh weather conditions, Truncellito opened up the meet for Loyola with a victory in the steeplechase as she knocked off last year's Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) champion from Maryland in the event with her time of 11:39.

Jackie Gaines also ran well in the steeplechase as while Michelle McVann performed well in her first attempt at the event.

Bridget Scanlan had a strong showing in the 400 and Grace Wetzel looked very good in the 800.

Martha Wagner recorded a personal best in the 100-meter dash as she blazed to a time of 13.3 seconds.

"They all looked good and are gaining more confidence with every practice and every meet," said Loyola Head Coach Chris Bayless after the competition.