Depth Shines for Women’s Track & Field at the Joe Donahue Games

Depth Shines for Women’s Track & Field at the Joe Donahue Games

RESULTS

BOSTON, Mass. – The Sacred Heart women's track and field team was sensational in an all-around team effort as the Pioneers landed Top 5 competitors in nine different events at the Joe Donahue Games Opener on Saturday evening on the campus of Northeastern University.

  • The most-crowded event of the day was the 60m dash and senior Adriana Forcucci and sophomore Tara Brody each scored a Top 10 result as Forcucci finished ninth with a time of 8.04 seconds while Brody clocked in at 8.05 seconds to place 10th overall out of 63 sprinters
  • One of the top individual performers on the day for the Pioneers was first-year Lauren Santiago who got her day started with a seventh place finish in the 200m, crossing the line in 26.48 seconds, while she added a third place result in the 400m (1:00.20)
  • Sophomore classmates Fahra Whichard (4th, 1:00.88) and Alexa Kavarsky (10th, 1:02.65) joined Santiago in the Top 10 of the 400m with their performances on Saturday
  • Junior Kaylin Ciesluk was another Top 5 finisher for SHU as she clocked in at 2:27.61 in the 800m to claim fourth place out of a field of 20 runners in the event
  • Senior Bianca De Lucia continued her strong start to the season, a week removed from placing first in the 3000m at Yale, De Lucia was the second-fastest in the one mile as she timed in at 5:19.29
  • Another distance competitor that showed well for SHU was senior Jacqueline Thorne who placed fifth overall in the 3000m, crossing the line in 10:46.44
  • In the 4x400m relay, the Pioneers' A team of Brody, Santiago, Whichard and Julia Harrison combined to clock in at 4:07.30 which was good enough for sixth out of 12 total teams in competition
  • Sophomore Grace Glennon started the field events with a fifth place result in the pole vault, posting a mark of 3.10m which was just 0.1m off her career personal-best
  • Junior Antonia Hoyos jumped 5.28m in the long jump as she and Brody (10th, 5.12m) found themselves in the Top 10 of the event
  • Reigning NEC Rookie of the Week Kaylee Stenderowicz bettered her triple jump mark from last week as she posted 11.36m to take third place out of 19 in the event
  • Junior Brianna DeGennaro (7th, 11.02m) and Hoyos (9th, 10.80m) joined Stenderowicz in the Top 10 of the triple jump
  • Depth came through for SHU in the throwing events as four Pioneers placed Top 10 overall in the shot put while two more Top 10 results came in the weight throw
  • Leading the way in the shot put was senior Brianna Lavinier who threw 12.50m to take third place while junior Samantha Curran posted 12.17m to claim fourth position
  • First-year Sarah Mitchell (7th, 11.59m) and sophomore Molly Kearns (9th, 11.13m) also showed well in the shot put for the Pioneers
  • Rounding out the day in the weight throw, Lavinier gave another top performance as she finished third with a mark of 14.81m while junior Madelyn Bradway posted 13.30m to claim sixth place

The Pioneers enjoy nearly a month off between competitions as the Pioneers will spend most of the University's winter break at home before resuming on Jan. 10-11 with the Harvard Multi-Events (Jan. 10-11) and the Lehigh Angry Birds Challenge (Jan. 11).