Cardinals Notch Two First-Place Finishes at LVC Invitational

WASHINGTON - The Catholic University indoor track and field teams competed at the Lebanon Valley College Indoor Invitational and came away with two first-place finishes at the non-scoring event on Saturday, January 25.

In the 500m race, Bridget Krumholz crossed the finish line first with a time of 1:25.51 just .05 seconds ahead of teammate Danielle Caruccio who ran it in 1:25.56 for a second-place finish. Rounding out the top-10 in the event was Maria Docal in eight place with a 1:31.61 time.

The other Cardinal to capture a win was Courtney Doran in the high jump. On her third attempt, the junior cleared the bar at 1.52m, finishing ahead of eight other challengers.

Candace Williamson notched back-to-back sixth-place finished in the long and triple jumps, with efforts of 4.56m and 9.43m, respectively.

Sophomores Megan Ross and Mary Clark had strong showings in the throws as Ross nabbed a third-place finish in the shot put with a throw of 11.17m, followed by Clark's 10.02 throw to break into the top-10 in eigth-place. In the weight throw, the duo finished fourth and fifth as Ross's 12.78m attempt edged Clark's 12.58 throw.

In the 3000m distance run, CUA had three runners finish in the top-10. Catherine Kitz led the way with a time of 10:57.06 and a second-place finish. Cristina Butrico finished in eight with a time of 11:43.89, in front of 10th place finisher Rebecca Radcliffe at 11:56.46.

Kitz earner another top-10 finish in the 1 Mile event, posting a 5:51.66 time.

In the sprints, the Cardinals were led by freshman Victoria Maue, who bested her 55m qualifying time bby .01 seconds in the final, coming in at 7.90 seconds, good for a fourth-place finish. In the 55m hurdles, Maria Dextra Cercos also beat her preliminary time by .11 seconds, crossing the finish line in third with a time of 9.71 seconds.

On the men's side, rookie Greg Daley narrowly missed the 55m hurdle finals by .04 seconds. He did pick up a fourth-place finish in the long jump, with a 5.94m effort on his first attempt. Daley also placed fifth in the high jump, clearing the 1.67m bar on his second try.

-CUA-

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