Crusaders Ready For Two Meets This Weekend

1st of 7 at American International Invitational, Springfield, Mass., 4/2
Schedule: Friday – Saturday, April 8-9, at Duke Invitational, Durham, N.C.
Saturday, April 9, at New Hampshire Invitational, Durham, N.H., 11:00 am. 

  • The Holy Cross women's track & field team continues the action with two meets this weekend. Select members of the squad will represent Holy Cross at the two-day Duke Invitational in Durham, N.C., while other Crusaders will race at the New Hampshire Invitational in Durham, N.H.
  • Last year at the Duke Invitational, former Crusader Tiffany Reid led the team with two top ten finishes. Junior Erin Linnehan (Litchfield, N.H.) finished ninth in the 100 hurdles with a time of 14.66 seconds, while junior Alexandria Culkeen (Beverly, Mass.) placed 12th in the discus with a distance of 36.49 meters.
  • Eighteen athletes will represent Holy Cross at the Duke Invitational this weekend in hopes of qualifying for the New England Championship and ECAC Championship. Linnehan looks to defend her top-ten finish in the 100 meter hurdles again this year and drop .78 seconds in order to qualify for the ECAC Outdoor Championship. Senior Rose Calvo (Rocky Hill, Conn.)  looks to place top-ten in the 1,000, as her current season-best time of 38:43.15 would have earned her a sixth place finish at the Duke Invitational last year. Senior M. Siobhan Straub (Mattituck, N.Y.) qualified for the New England Championship, running a time of 12.56 seconds in the 100 meter dash, and placing first at the AIC Invitational last weekend. Last year at the Duke Invitational, Straub's time of 12.56 seconds would have earned her a top-twenty finish.
  • The Crusader track & field team will also travel to Durham, N.H. to compete at the New Hampshire Invitational this weekend. Last year at the New Hampshire Invitational, sophomore Brittany Gorski (Tewksbury, Mass.) led the Crusaders with a third-place finish in the 400 hurdles, while freshman Sarah Meinelt (Topsfield, Mass.) placed 11th in the 400. This year, Gorski and Meinelt will instead compete at the Duke Invitational. In the field events, the Crusaders were led by sophomore Kelcey Germain (Auburn, Mass.) with a 10th place finish in the hammer throw with a distance of 36.16 meters.