February 4, 2012

Cardinals perform well at Du Charme Invitational in Pa.

CARLISLE, Pa. – CUA continued its indoor season at the DuCharme Invitational on Saturday, which was held on the campus of Dickinson University.  Kelly Carioto and Courtney Doran earned first place finishes on the women’s side, while Joe Quigley posted a second place finish in the 800 meters to lead the men.

CUA finished with 46.50 points on the women’s side, which placed the Cardinals eighth in the team standings.

Kelsely Broomfield crossed in fourth place in the 400 meters, with a time of 1:05.19, while Melanie Mulkern finished 14th in 1:09.07.

Broomfield posted the 11th fastest time in the 55 meter prelims, crossing in 7.99 seconds, while Sarah Deitz placed 15th in 8.05 and Mulkern came in 28th (8.37).

Deitz later added a seventh place finish in the 200, crossing in 28.67.  Candance Williamson (29.81), Mulkern (30.18), and Doran (30.62) each finished in the top-23.

The Cardinals had six runners in the 800 meters, led by Maria Docal (2:40) and Tali Peretti (2:40.01), who placed 16th and 17th, respectively.  Kristen Rayfield (2:44.19), Grace Lally (2:51.42), Corine Dolan (2:52.27) and Christine Kolberg (3:25.84) also competed.

Also in the track events, the 4x400 relay team raced its way to a time of 4:49.81.

In the field events, Carioto took first in the shot put with a throw of 40’10 ¼”.  Mary Clark came in sixth (34’ 2”), Kerri Hanley was ninth (30’11 ¾”), Kalia DeFalco came in 19th (26’ 9 ¼”), and Christine Fontaine placed 24th (24’ 2½”).

Doran earned her first place finish by clearing 4’11” in the high jump.

Deitz finished ninth in the long jump, with a leap of 14’9¼”, with Williamson coming in 21st (13’ 7½”.)  Williamson later added a sixth place finish in the triple jump (30’ 8¼”).

In the pole vault, Erin Sandlin finished fifth, clearing 9’ 2¼”

Host Dickinson won the competition, totaling 149 points on the afternoon.  Messiah, Lebanon Valley, Hood and Goucher rounded out the top-five.

On the men’s side, the Cardinals totaled 11 points on the day, which put CUA in 13th place in the team standings.

Quigley had the top finish for the CUA men, placing second in the 800 meters, with a time of 2:00.61.  George Brewer finished 17th in the event (2:10.32), while Ryan Anderson (2:14.01), Nick Pavia (2:15.79) and Michael Kennedy (2:18.72) finished in the top-32.

Matt Zemba had a strong performance in the 800, finishing eighth in a time of 53.47 seconds.  Christian Hibinski (57.11) and Alex Hetzel (57.82) also competed in the event.

In the mile, Mike Puskar finished in a time of 4:46.75 to place 14th, while Dylan Jones (4:50.18), Chris Derks (4:50.41), Kian Olia (4:58.72), and Kyle McKenna (5:01.37) finished 18th, 19th, 27th and 29th, respectively.

Michael Spielberger crossed in 11th place in the 3000 meters, finishing in a time of 9:54.21.

In the relay events, the 4x400 team finished in 3:44.74.

Shawn Brubaker posted a 13th place finish in the shot put with a throw of 37’ 1¾”.

Host Dickinson won the team competition with 124 points, while Messiah, Merchant Marine Academy, CCNY and Lebanon Valley rounded out the top-five.

CUA returns to action on Sunday, February 12 when the Cardinals travel to compete at the Susquehanna Invitational.  Action gets underway beginning at 10 a.m.

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