By Christine Houghton
The mens’ and womens’ track teams went on the road to take on Rider University in a dual meet on Friday, Feb. 1. Both teams unfortunately lost ––– the men by a score of 113-42 and the women 89-69.
For the men, freshman Stuart Gruters finished third in the mile as he ran a time of 4:28.10 and freshman Michael Iannotta placed fifth in the same race with a time of 4:39.62.
Sophomore Anthony Lorenc took fourth place in the 55-meter race, clocking in at 6.71. Freshman Alex Amoia placed third in the 800-meter race, putting up a time of 1:58.49. In the 3000-meter race, sophomore Pelle Nogueria placed third and junior Mike Zurzolo took fourth with times of 9:06.96 and 9:10.81 respectively.
The women’s team was able to sweep the top four spots in the 400-meter race. Senior Kathleen Jaeger took the top spot with a time of 1:00.67 and freshman Victoria Vricella followed close behind at 1:01.27. Junior Katie La Capria and sophomore Emily Hirsch placed third and fourth with times of 1:01.27 and 1:01.75 respectively.
In the mile, the women took the top three spots with senior Erin Holzbaur taking first, running a time of 5:19.00. In second and third, freshman Kelsey Kobus ran a 5:19.08 and senior Natalie Cooper put up a time of 5:19.37.
Junior Sam Gorman won the 200-meter race with a time of 25.97. Senior Madeline Tattory took the top spot in the 3000-meter race, coming in at 10:38.44, while senior Gabby DeVito finished a close behind in second place with a time of 10:38.50.
The Lions return to action on Friday, Feb. 8 for the two-day David Hemery Valentine Invitational as they travel to Boston University.