Swiatocha Leads Four Crusaders In Holy Cross Heptathlon

April 20, 2006


WORCESTER, Mass. - Freshman Alexandra Swiatocha (Mahopac, N.Y.) lead a group of four Holy Cross women's track and field athletes as she took second place overall in the Holy Cross heptathlon which concluded Thursday afternoon. Swiatocha finished the two-day meet with a total of 3987 points just behind first place Amanda Virgets of Maine who won with 4423 points.

Two other Crusader women also put together strong showings in the event. Junior Kerilyn Anderson (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) and sophomore Amanda Dupuis (East Sandwich, Mass.) took fourth and sixth place, respectively. Anderson finished with 3783 points and Dupuis totaled 3627 points.

Ashley Creel of UMass took third place and Sherilyn Nicholas of CCRI finished fifth.

Crusader junior Eileen Geoghegan (Merrimac, Mass.) finished 10th overall with 3471 points. Geoghegan took first overall in the javelin throw with a toss of 36.19 meters to pick up 594 points.

Swiatocha placed second in two events over the course of the meet, the javelin throw and the 800-meter run. The freshman's throw in the javelin was recorded at 34.58 meters to tally a total of 564 points. In the 800-meters, her time of 2:27.39 was good enough for 726 total points. Swiatocha also took fourth in the shot put (8.82 meters) and tied for fourth in the high jump (1.47 meters).

Anderson took second overall in the long jump portion of the meet with a jump of 4.93 meters. She also finished third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 16.40.

Dupuis tied for second in the high jump with a clearance of 1.57 meters and finished fourth in the shot put with a distance of 9.10 meters.

Next up for the Holy Cross women's track and field team is a home meet on Saturday, April 22 beginning at 11:00 a.m. The Crusaders will host CCSU, RPI, Colgate, Hartford, Maine and Vermont.