By Jordan Washington
The College took part in its first outdoor event of the season in the Danny Curran Invitational in Chester, Pennsylvania from Friday, March 29 to Saturday, March 30.
After dominating the indoor season, the Lions wanted to start strong for the outdoor season. As a team, the College took second place out of the 22 teams that participated. Another great performance in a line of meets proved that the team is dominant.
Senior distance runner Madeleine Tattory took first place out of 46 runners in the 5000-meter race with a time of 18:08.30, while junior Katie La Capria finished in second place in the 800-meter with a time of 2:14.88. Freshman Kassidy Mulryne took third in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.55, while her teammate junior Kaila Carter took fourth place at 15.63.
In the 400-meter race junior Christine Woods clocked in at 1:06.86 and took fourth place, while Mulryne finished right after her in fifth place with a time of 1:06.96.
Junior distance runner Hailey Bookwalter took third in the 3000-meter steeplechase event with a time of 12:26.42. The College was a consistent threat in every race they were in. Mulryne added to her busy day, as she also took second in the high jump.
The men’s team also took part in the Danny Curran Invitational. Freshman William Mayhew took home ninth place in the 1500-meter, clocking in at 4:00.72 in a large pool of runners.
Freshman Stuart Gruters took 11th out of 112 runners with a time of 1:58.79, which was a great achievement for the team.
The men’s distance medley team took home All-Atlantic Region Honors. The team consisted of Gruters, sophomore Robert Adams, freshman Alex Amoia and freshman Brett Schuett.
The women’s track team will see more action in the Colonial Relays and the TCNJ Invitational. The men will participate in the TCNJ Invitational as well next weekend, with both meets taking place Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6.