Indoor Track & Field Starts Strong At Navy Lid-Lifter
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Loyola University Maryland kicked off its indoor track and field season Tuesday night at the Navy Lid-Lifter with nine performances that ranked in the top-10 in school history.
"This was a great starting point for us," said Head Coach Amy Horst. "We have never been this deep at this point in the year. We had some great performances by freshmen and veterans a like, so this was a good experience for us to get started with."
Kathleen Shepherd set a school indoor long jump record, leaping 17'8.25" (5.39m) to break the 2013 record of 17'4.75" (5.30m) set by Emma Mascoli. Shepherd later hit the track and logged the Greyhounds' top 60m hurdles time, running the third-best performance in school history, 9.26 seconds. She wrapped up her night by posting the third-best indoor triple jump mark in school history, leaping 35'9.5" (10.88m).
Courtney Kenny and Senna Ohlsson finished fifth and sixth overall at their first collegiate meet with the No. 2 and 3 times in school history in the 400m. Kenny ran 58.28, while Ohlsson crossed the line in 58.69.
MaryEllen Woods finished third in the 500m, running 1:19.02, the second-best time in school indoor history. Heather Merrifield was eighth in the race in 1:19.89, the No. 6 time at Loyola. Merrifield also ran 9.41 in the 60m hurdles.
Loyola will resume its schedule in the new year when it heads to the Maryland Terrapin Invitational on Saturday, January 20, 2018, in Landover, Maryland.