Personal Bests And Team Points Highlight Track And Field Saturday
BALTIMORE - A total of 12 Loyola University Maryland women's track and field student-athletes set personal records at the Morgan State Invitational Saturday afternoon.
"The women did a great job today," head coach Amy Horst said. "It was a hot day and the women set a number of PRs. All around, we had a great meet in preparation for the Patriot League Championships in two weeks."
The Greyhounds totaled two team points at the meet (19th overall), while senior Anna Bosse contributed the lone individual point effort in the 1,500m. The senior distance runner took eighth out of 34 participants, recording a personal-best time of 4:45.62.
Individually, a number of Greyhounds set PRs at the meet, including senior Kelly Maguire who finished among the top-10 of the 800m race. The senior mid-distance runner finished 10th in 2:16.14. Freshman Daniella Joyce also set a personal record in the same event, taking 38th with a time of 2:34.83.
Hurdlers, Lauren Waldeck and Emma Mascoli shattered PRs in the 100m hurdles, posting times of 16.57 (25th) and 18.38 (29th), respectively.
Before competing in the relay race, Laspesa and Dunleavy performed well as individuals, setting PRs in the 200m dash. Laspesa took 45th with a time of 26.58, while Dunleavy finished 55th in 27.03.
In the 400m, senior Charlotte Criqui broke the one-minute mark, posting a new PR of 59.99 (30th). Classmate Jenna Smith also recorded a personal best, running the same race in 1:01.48 (39th), while rookies Anna Verrichia (53rd) and Jane Butler (55th) ran a season-best time of 1:03.94 and 1:04.56, respectively.
Off the track, Sarah Bronk set a PR in the pole vault, finishing 10th with a mark of 9' 10.5"/3.01m.
The Greyhounds return to action next week, as the squad splits to compete at both the Penn Relays and the Lehigh Games.