February 2, 2010

Holy Cross Ready To Race At Maine Open

Overall Record: 0-1
Scoreboard: 9th of 17 at Boston Indoor Games, Boston, Mass., 1/29
Schedule: Saturday, Feb. 6, at Maine Open, Orono, Maine, 9:00 a.m.

  • The Holy Cross women's track and field team will travel to Orono, Maine on Saturday, Feb. 6 for the Maine Open at the UMaine Field House. At last year's Open, Holy Cross defeated Maine 91-87. In the field events, Holy Cross was led by senior Rachel Amaral's (Raynham, Mass.) first place finish in the weight throw with a distance of 15.86 meters, while sophomore Alexandria Culkeen (Beverly, Mass.) took first in the shot put with throw of 12.24 meters. On the track, senior Maureen Meagher (Allentown, Pa.) took first in the one mile run with a time of 5:00.66 and senior Olivia Pruszko (Monroe, Conn.) finished first in the 500 with a time of 1:19.23
  • At last weekend's Boston Indoor games, six members of the Holy Cross women's track and field team qualified for the New England Championship. Sophomore Katelyn Hartnett (Danvers, Mass.) led the Crusaders with a first place finish and New England Championship qualifying time of 2:16.13 in the 800. Hartnett's time is the second fastest 800 time in the Patriot League. Hartnett leads the Patriot League with a top time of 2:58.51 in the 1,000. Sophomore Paige Sutherland (Groveland, Mass.) qualified for the New England Championship in the one mile with a seventh place finish and time of 5:05.37. Sutherland's time ranks second on the Patriot League performance list.
  • At the Boston Indoor games, Culkeen placed sixth in the shot put with a distance of 12.20 meters as her performance ranks fifth best in the Patriot League. Culkeen's distance of 14.92 meters in the weight throw ranks ninth in the Patriot League.
  • Senior Tiffany Reid (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) continues to hold the top spot on the Patriot League performance list in the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.72 seconds. Reid's time was converted from her time in the 55 meter dash at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 5. If Reid can continue to perform at a high level, she has the opportunity to reset her own school record of 7.93 seconds on Feb. 20, 2008 at the Patriot League Indoor Championships.