Zoe Matherne
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Zoe Matherne

Matherne Leads Crusaders at Husky Invitational

Holy Cross Athletics   12-10-2017

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross women's track and field team competed at the URI Pentathlon and the Husky Indoor Invitational Dec. 8 and 9. Freshmen Caroline Hitchcock and Sydney McDonald and sophomore Morgan Sanders competed at the URI Pentathlon Friday. A larger squad traveled to Boston, Mass. for the Husky Invitational Saturday. 


  • Sanders finished in seventh (3058 pts) for the Crusaders out of 13 athletes. The sophomore's best finish was fourth in the long jump (5.16m). 
  • Hitchcock placed eighth overall (3037 pts) and saw her best finish in the high jump in third place (1.66m). 
  • McDonald finished ninth overall (2793 pts). Her best finish came in the high jump in fourth place (1.63m). 


  • Senior Zoe Matherne notched an ECAC qualifiying mark in the 1000m with a finals time of 2:51.50. 
  • Six athletes qualified for the New England Championships: 
    • Junior Alexandra Curtin finished first in the 60m (7.78). Curtin also qualified for the New England Championships with a second place finish in the long jump (5.67m). 
    • Sophomore Allie Smiley placed second in the 60m dash (7.84) and first in the long jump (5.69m). 
    • Junior Sarah Friess finished fourth in the 60m dash (7.92).
    • Senior Meghan Dietter placed first in the 500m (1:17.71).
    • Senior Alanna Hitscherich finished first in both the 60m hurdles (8.99) and the triple jump (11.41).
    • Freshman Christa Jay Moore placed first in the pole vault (3.50).
  • Nine athletes placed in the top three performances:
    • Friess finished first in the 200m (25.91).
    • Sophomore Caroline Frey finished second in the 400m (59.35) and third in the 200m (26.79), which is a season best and personal record. 
    • Senior Stefanie McArdle placed second in the 500m (1:18.06), which is a personal record. 
    • Senior Kelly O'Halloran also recorded a personal record in the 500m coming in third (1:18.75).
    • Freshman Maddie Buco placed second in the 1000m (3:11.10).
    • Freshman Haley Sullivan finished second in the 3000m (11:17.76).
    • Freshman Mimi Liebers placed second in the 60m hurdles (9.27).
    • Senior Jamison Briggs notched a second place finish in the pole vault (3.35).
    • Sophomore Jillian Purtell tallied a third place finish in the long jump (5.32m), which is a personal record.
    • Sophomore Taylor Gensler finished third in the triple jump (11.01m). 


The Crusaders will start the new year in Boston, Mass. for the Tiger Invitational Jan. 12. 

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