Women's Outdoor Track Competes At UConn For Second Time In 2010

STORRS, Conn. - For the second time in three weeks, the Quinnipiac University women's outdoor track team ran at a meet hosted by the University of Connecticut. The Bobcats' day was highlighted by an impressive showing by sophomore Katie Beam (South Windsor, Conn.) in the 1500-meter race. Beam crossed the line in second place in time of 4:52.

"We had a lot of personal best times today," head coach Carolyn Martin said. "We still need some sharpening to our running before we begin running at the conference meet. My assistant coaches and I are all well aware, though, that we are moving in the right direction."

Following Beam in 1500 meters were freshman Andrea Szarkowicz (Watertown, Conn.) and junior Julie Lanning (Victor, N.Y.). Szarkowicz posted a time of 5:01, while Lanning was just behind at 5:02.

Junior Nicole Payne (Rye Brook, N.Y.) was one-tenth of a second off the Quinnipiac record in the 200 meters. She crossed the line in 28.14 to just miss setting the school record in the event.

Sophomore Hannah Donadio (Killingworth, Conn.) finished seventh in the 800-meter race, crossing the line in 2:20.39. Junior Jeana Favat (Gibbsboro, N.J.) was a few seconds back of Donadio in the event, posting a time of 2:24.

The Bobcats return to action in one of the largest outdoor track & field meets of the year on Thursday, April 22, when they travel to compete at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia. Sophomore Morgan Roche (Clifton Park, N.Y.) is set to run in 3000 meters during the three-day meet.