February 12, 2012

Carioto and Doran place first, Brubaker takes third in Pa.

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – CUA wrapped up its final meet prior to the Landmark Conference championship on Sunday, competing at the Susquehanna Invitational.  Kelly Carioto and Courtney Doran earned first place finishes for the women, while Shawn Brubaker placed third in the weight throw for the men.

Carioto won the shot put by over three feet, with a throw of 41’11 ½”, while Mary Clark came in fifth with a toss of 33’6”.  Doran took first in the high jump, clearing 4’11 ¾” and Clark came in sixth (4’6”).

Kerri Hanley (30’6 ½”) and Kaila DeFalco (26’5 ½”) also competed in the shot put, placing 11th and 20th, respectively.

In the weight throw, Clark finished eighth with a throw of 37’10”, while Christine Fontaine (31’1 ½”), DeFalco (30’9”), and Hanley (30’8 ½”) finished 13th through 15th.

Three Cardinals placed in the top-ten in the long jump, including Hannah Gillis (7), Candance Williamson (8) and Sarah Deitz (9), with Williamson finishing sixth in the triple jump.

Also in the field events, Erin Sandlin placed fourth in the pole vault, clearing 9’0 ¼”.

Kelsely Broomfield (4), Deitz (5), Gillis (8), and Maria Docal (11) finished in the top-11 of the 400 meters, while Kristen Rayfield (12), Grace Lally (15), Tali Peretti (16) and Christine Kolberg (21) competed in the 800 meters.

On the men’s side, Brubaker posted a third place finish in the weight throw, with a toss of 41’11” and he added a 20th place showing in the shot put (36’11 ¾”).

CUA is back in action in two weeks when the Cardinals return to Selinsgrove for the Landmark Conference championship.  Action on February 25 gets underway beginning at 10 a.m.

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