By Jordan Washington
The men’s and women’s track teams competed in the Hopkins/Loyola Invitational in Baltimore, Maryland on Friday, April 12.
In an overall successful day for the Lions, Junior Kaila Carter made history by running the fourth fastest 100-meter hurdles time in the College’s history since 2000, blazing in at 14.77. In the same event, she finished second to a D1 runner from Towson University.
The women’s team had a successful day in the relay races as well. In both the 4x100-meter race and the 4x400-meter race, the Lions took second place in a very competitive field. Junior Hailey Bookwalter ran into third place in the 3000-meter race with a time of 11:54.56, while junior Katie La Capria finished in fourth at 2:18.22 in the 800-meter race.
Carter also finished fourth in the long jump at 5.27 meters.
The Lions finished well in the javelin competition, led by freshman Amanda Murillo, who threw for 35.78 meters and finished in third.
The men also performed well, as junior Mike Zurzolo finished second in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:46.60. In the 5000-meter race, junior Luke Pacini finished in third with a time of 15:56.40.
Freshman Brett Schuett was seventh in the 400-meter race with a time of 52.01 and sophomore Anthony Lorenc finished in eighth place in the 100-meter race with a time of 11.29. The 4x100-meter race and the 4x400-meter race relay teams also did well with respective fifth and seventh-place finishes.
Juniors Jarryd Ley and Tim Reilly did an amazing job for the Lions’ field team. Ley had a fifth-place finish in the hammer throw with 39.84 meter mark. Reilly jumped 12.71 meters in the long jump competition, which was good enough for a fifth-place finish as well.
The men’s and women’s teams will be back in action for the Larry Ellis Invitational on Friday, April 19 in Princeton, as well as the Widener Invitational from Friday, April 19 to Saturday, April 20 in Chester, Pennsylvania.