New haven, CT. - The Sacred Heart Women's Track & Field Team competed at the 13th Annual Giegengack Invitational at Yale University.
Kayla Lawrence won the women's 500 meters, finishing in a season best time of 1:14.62. The time beats the ECAC standard by more than a second and crushes the New England standard. Lawrence is ranked 2nd in the NEC in the event. Teammate Taylor Ann D'Agostino ran a season best as well, finishing in a time of 1:17.78 that is good for 8th in NEC rankings.
Tara Connelly cruised to a new personal best in the women's 1000 meters by almost 8 seconds, as she crossed the line in 2:56.87. The time is under the New England standard and just shy of the ECAC standard of 2:56.24.
Freshman Jaqueline Thorne won the women's 800 meter race, in a new season best time of 2:17.85. The time qualifies her for New England's in the event and ranks 7th in the NEC. The rookie still sits 1st in the mile in the conference, after breaking the 5 minute barrier last weekend at Boston University.
In the women's 3000m, freshman Jody DiCicco ran a new season best of 10:09.97, which is well under the New England qualifying standard. DiCicco now sits 2nd in the NEC in the event. Teammate Kelly Quinn also beat the New England standard as she set a new personal best of 10:18.61, good for 6th in the NEC.
Another rookie with a good day was short sprinter Adriana Forcucci, who ran a time of 7.91 seconds in the 60m dash preliminaries, securing a spot in finals. There, she set a new personal best of 7.89 seconds, good for 3rd overall. The time is under the New England standard and ranks her 8th in the NEC in the event.
Mareena DiMilia won the women's shot put with a New England qualifying mark of 41'3.75 ft. Teammate Kristina Klemenz set a season best to nab 4th in the event, her best mark of the day landing at 39'10.75 ft. DiMilia currently ranks 6th in the NEC in the event, Klemenz 10th.
DiMilia also finished 3rd in the women's weight throw, tossing 51'11.75 ft. The mark surpasses the New England standard. Teammates Jenna Rothermel and Kristina Klemenz set personal bests in the event to secure 6th and 7th, respectively. Rothermel's mark of 48'11 ft ranks her 8th in the NEC while Klemenz' mark of 47'7 ft ranks her 10th. DiMilia is ranked 4th in the NEC.
The Pioneers are back in action Friday, Feb. 17 at the North East Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships at Ocean breeze Track, Staten Island at 9 am