April 16, 2011

Women's Outdoor Track Races At Brown Invitational

Providence, R.I. - The Quinnipiac University women's outdoor track team ran at the Brown Invitational on Saturday, April 16. Eight colleges competed in the women's events, including Brown, Rhode Island, Boston University, UMass-Lowell, Bryant, Williams and Fairfield.

"I think we had a positive attitude and solid times this weekend," said Quinnipiac head coach Carolyn Martin. "We have some tune-ups before the Northeast Conference tournament, but we definitely have good momentum going into the championship season. Everyone's really continued to improve and I think we'll continue to see faster performances."

Senior graduate student Kristen Stevens (Succasunna, N.J.) led Quinnipiac in the 3,000-meter run as she placed third in 9:58.14 Sophomore Morgan Roche (Clifton Park, N.Y.) finished in sixth place with a time of 10:06.

Sophomores Andrea Szarkowicz (Watertown, Conn.) and Patty Massa (Clifton Park, N.Y.) both represented the Bobcats in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Szarkowicz placed fourth with a time of 11:22.93, while Massa ran an 11:59.50. In addition, Quinnipiac junior Hannah Donadio (Killingworth, Conn.) ran the 800-meters in 2:22.95 for a 15th place finish.

Becca White (Natick, Mass.) was the top-Quinnipiac runner in the one-mile run, finishing in 5:09.87. Amanda Faust (Macungie, Pa.) ran a 5:16.42 mile, while Julie Lanning (Victor, N.Y.) finished with a time of 5:17.80. Freshman Janet Dempsey set a new Quinnipiac record as she cleared 4.63 meters in the long jump.

The Bobcats return to action when they run at the Penn Relays on Thursday, April 28 at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pa. The meet is scheduled to begin at noon.