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Women's Track And Field Takes Fourth At The Jay Carisella Invitational

Holy Cross Athletics   12-11-2016


Results:  4th of 4 Division I Teams (77.5 points)
Location: Boston, Mass. (Reggie Lewis Center)
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016
The Lead: Junior Alanna Hitscherich took first place in the 60-meter hurdles with a New England qualifying  time of 9.14 (prelims) and finals time of 9.18, as the Holy Cross women’s track and field team finished fourth place out of four Division I teams with 77.5 points at the Jay Carisella Invitational on Saturday. The Crusaders competed in just nine out of 18 events, placing in eight events they participated in.


  • Hitcherich also notched seventh place in the long jump with a distance of 5.35 meters.
  • Sophomore Sarah Friess made it to the finals in all three events that she was entered in, taking seventh in the 400-meter run (1:02.12), seventh in the 200-meter dash (26.78) and eighth in the 60-meter (8.19).
  • Freshman Allie Smiley posted a pair of New England qualifying performances. In the long jump, she cleared a distance of 5.53 meters for fourth place, and in the 60-meter dash, she ran a time of  7.85 (prelims) with a fourth place final time of 7.90.
  • Sophomore Alexandra Curtin additionally recorded a New England qualifying mark in the long jump and in the 60-meter dash. She jumped for 5.48 meters, landing in fifth place, while finishing in fifth in the 60-meter dash with a finals time of 7.92. Curtin also took third place in the in the 200-meter run with a time of 26.44.
  • Freshman Morgan Sanders finished third place in the 60-meter hurdles finals with a time of 9.26.
  • Senior Alliyah Veilleux hit a personal record in the weight throw and scored seventh place with a throw of 13.97 meters.
  • Senior Cassandra Kobelski finished sixth with a season-best toss in the shot put of 11.55 meters.
  • Vermont won the meet with 188 points and five first-place finishes.


  • The Crusaders return to action after break on Jan. 14, when Holy Cross competes at the Tiger Invitational in Boston.

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