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Women’s Track Wins Second Straight NEC Title; Men Finish Sixth

Women also claim fourth place, men 18th, at New England Outdoor Track & Field Championships

The Sacred Heart women’s track and field team won its second consecutive NEC Outdoor Track & Field Championship May 8, holding off LIU Brooklyn to win the title by 25 points. The men’s track and field team finished sixth in the meet.

 Women’s Recap

The women Pioneers’ win ensured SHU’s second straight season with a cross country, indoor track and outdoor track championship.

  • Selina Sampieri won the pole vault, clearing 3.55m. Amy Vegliante was sixth after clearing 3.35m.
  • The Pioneers scored 20 points in the 3,000m steeplechase. Tara Connelly won the race in 10:57.38. Kelly Quinn took third place in 11:12.04. Kate Svensen finished sixth in 11:35.55, and Sarah Bent was eighth in 11:43.71.
  • SHU also scored 13 points in the 5,000 meters. Shannon Hickey took third in a time of 18:05.60. Meghan Hutch was fifth in 18:22.10. Alexandra Kaeslin (18:31) and Jennifer Hahne (18:31.46) were seventh and eighth respectively.
  • Jennifer Hahne took second place in the 1500m with a time of 4:50.48. Cynthia Gray was eighth in 5:00.21.
  • Nicole Bartosch took third in the 200m in an ECAC qualifying time of 24.52. She was also fifth in the 100m hurdles in an ECAC qualifying time of 14.35.
  • Marenna DiMilia took fourth in the javelin with a throw of 39.95m. Julia Cassidy was sixth with a mark of 37.44m.
  • Hannah Cook and Victoria Pileggi were fourth and sixth, respectively, in the triple jump. Cook had a jump of 11.26m and Pileggi had a jump of 10.90m.
  • The 4×100 relay team of Camille McKenzie, Tanaya Wade, Elizabeth Klein, and Kayla Lawrence took fourth place in 48.14.
  • Kayla Lawrence was fifth in the 400m in a time of 57.03.
  • Taylor Ann D’Agostino led SHU with a fifth place finish in the 800m with a time of 2:26.55. Nicole Cote was seventh (2:30.33) and Caroline Conte was eighth (2:36.73).
 Men’s Recap

Sacred Heart’s men’s track and field team finished the NEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships in sixth place with 71.5 points, 9.5 points behind Fairleigh Dickinson. Central Connecticut won the championship with 208 points.

  • Trevor Guerrera won the 800 meters in a time of 1:54.78. He also finished second in the 1500m in a time of 3:52.06, qualifying for the IC4A Championships.
  • Freshman Christian Turner took third in the shot put with a throw of 14.83m. Scott Sheehan was fourth with a mark of 14.26m. He was also seventh in the discus.
  • The 4×100 meter relay team took fourth place in 42.67 seconds.
  • Joshua Beloff finished sixth in the 200m in 22.16 seconds, qualifying for the IC4As. He also qualified for the IC4As in the 100m after taking seventh place in 10.98 seconds.
  • Joshua Hadity took sixth in the 5,000m in 15:51.30. Andrew Handfield was eighth in 15:57.33.
 The SHU Track and Field teams went on to compete at the New England Outdoor Track & Field Championships May 12-13 at Southern Connecticut State University. The women’s team scored 51 points to take fourth place out of 37 teams. The men had 13 points to finish 18th.