Women's Track Competes In Boston Indoor Games

Jan. 27, 2007


Boston, Mass. - The Holy Cross women's indoor track and field team returned to action on Friday at the Boston Indoor Games, hosted by Northeastern University. The Crusaders took eighth in the event, competing against Boston College, South Florida, Albany, Vermont, Williams, UNH and host Northeastern. Holy Cross earned a total of 19.50 points in the meet. Boston College was the winner with 133 points.

Junior Christine Carifio (Haverhill, Mass.) finished the 1000 meter run in 3:03.40, qualifying her for the New England Championships in that event. Sophomore Elizabeth Alizzi (Syosset, N.Y.) ran the 3000 meter run in 10:46.28, finishing in seventh place.

In the 800 meter run, freshman Maureen Meagher (Allentown, Pa.) crossed the line in 2:22.01, earning seventh place. Sophomore Lauren Courtney (Ashland, Mass.) ran the 400 meter dash in 59.75, taking seventh place.

Holy Cross had two runners in the finals of the 55 meter hurdles, sophomore Danielle Meder (Chicopee, Mass.) and freshman Olivia Pruszko (Monroe, Conn.). Meder took seventh with a time of 8.72, while Pruszko crossed the line in 9.42 and in eighth place.

The Crusader 4x400 meter relay team of Pruszko, Courtney, sophomores Lauren Tallon (Lake Forest, Ill.) and Sophia Grammenos (Gardner, Mass.) took sixth, finishing the event in 4:01.03.

In the field events, Pruszko jumped 1.62m in the high jump, earning herself fourth place. Sophomore Lesley Bautista, (St. Johns, NL, Canada) cleared 3.35m in the pole vault, placing eighth in the event. Freshman Rachel Amaral (Raynham, Mass.) threw 11.84m in the shot put to take seventh place.

The Crusader women's indoor track and field team travels to Orono, Maine on Saturday, February 3 to take on the University of Maine. The meet is scheduled to start at 12:00 pm.