Alanna Hitscherich & Mimi Liebers
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Alanna Hitscherich & Mimi Liebers

Women's Track & Field Finishes First Overall at Holy Cross Invitational

Holy Cross Athletics   04-21-2018

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross women's track & field team finished first overall at the Holy Cross Invitational. Seniors Zoe Matherne and Stefanie McArdle led the team breaking two school records. Matherne broke the school outdoor record with her first place finish in the 1500m (4:25.78), and McArdle broke the outdoor record in the 400m dash with her second place finish of 56.95. 

The Crusaders finished first overall with 204 points followed by Rhode Island with 146 points and Stonehill with 101.50.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • In the 100m dash, three Crusaders finished in the top four: juniors Alexandra Curtin took first place (12.03), Sarah Friess finished third (12.19) and sophomore Allie Smiley placed fourth (12.21). All three times were qualifying marks for the New England Championships. Friess' time was a personal best. 
  • Senior Hannah Jeter placed first in the 5000m with a New England qualifying mark of 17:23.29.
  • In the same event, senior Annie Sullivan finished third with a time of 17:57.60, which was also a New England qualifying mark.
  • Senior Elizabeth Lombardo placed fifth in the 5000m with a time of 18:23.04. 
  • Curtin also placed fourth in the 200m dash with a time of 25.23, which is a personal record and New England qualifying mark. 
  • Seniors Claire Turner and Meghan Dietter took first and second place in the 800m with times of 2:15.03 and 2:17.78, respectively.
  • Sophomore Allison McArdle finished fourth in the 1500m with a time of 4:45.01, which is a personal record. 
  • In the 100m hurdles, sophomore Morgan Sanders took second with a time of 14.65. Senior Alanna Hitscherich was right behind Sanders with a 14.65 finish. Senior Tori Zamarra took third with a time of 14.84, and sophomore Mimi Liebers finished fourth with a time of 14.90. All four runners notched personal records in the 100m hurdles and qualified for New Englands. 
  • Junior Lauren Rasmus took third in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:05.26, which is a personal record. Freshman Emma Hayes finished fifth in the same event with a time of 1:07.22, which is a personal record. 
  • Four Crusaders took four out of the top six finishes in the 3000m steeplechase and all four notched personal records in the event. Senior Erin Ahearn took second with a time of 11:44.91. Freshman Sophia Haywook finished fourth with a time of 11:56.19. In fifth place, freshman Caitlin Tzimorotas finished with a time of 11:57.76. Coming in sixth place, sophomore Allie Christian finished with a time of 12:05.66.
  • The 4x100m relay team of Smiley, Curtin, Friess and Stefanie McArdle notched a season's best time of 47.18 and took first place. 
  • The 4x400m relay team consisting of freshman Hailey Mulville, Rasmus, McArdle and senior Kelly O'Halloran finished second with a season's best time of 3:55.56. Coming in fourth place, Matherne, Turner, Dietter and freshman Marina Mackinnon finished with a time of 4:00.40 in the 4x400m relay. 
  • Freshman Sydney McDonald took second in the high jump with a 1.57m leap. 
  • In the pole vault, freshman Christa Jay Moore placed second with a 3.65m jump.  
  •  In the long jump event, Hitscherich tallied a season's best leap of 5.75m, which is a season's best and ECAC qualifying mark. Smiley finished second with a 5.60m leap. To complete the sweep, Curtin finished third with a 5.58m jump. Junior Taylor Jensler placed sixth with a 5.28m leap. 
  • In the triple jump, Hitscherich placed fourth with an 11.22m leap. Genlser placed fifth (10.75m), and sophomore Jillian Purtell took sixth (10.73m).
  • Freshman Abbie Mokwuah tallied a second place finish in the shot put with a 13.39m throw. 
  • Sophomore Emily Grinnell finished fourth in the javelin with a 36.00m throw. 

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