University Wins Goucher Invitational
Stengle qualifies for national championships
BALTIMORE, Md. - The Catholic University women's track and field team had a successful Saturday by winning the Goucher Invitational. The squad scored 162 total points defeating York College (146), McDaniel College (143.50) and Goucher College (113.50). Once again senior Kim Stengle (Matawan, N.J./Old Bridge) led the way for the Cards with five firsts and a NCAA qualifying throw.
On the track, the distance runner accumulated points for CUA. In the 3,000 meters Jenna Hackett (Fort Collins, Colo./Fort Collins) took first in a time of 11:14.81 while her teammate Angela Montanio (North Potomac, Md./Quincy Orchard) was second with a 11:48.02. As the distances got longer the Cards just ran better with Mary Shashaty (Scotch Plains, N.J./Scotch Plains-Fanwood) winning the 5,000 (19:37.07), Bridgette Smith (Cranbury, N.J./Princeton) taking second (21:32.87) and Alys Cheatle (Hickory, N.C./St. Stevens) winning the 10,000 meters in a time of 42:01.59.
CUA excelled in the hurdling events as Stengle took a rare venture onto the track to win the 100 hurdles (18.18) while Kristen Kennedy (Great Falls, Va./Kolbe Academy) was second in the 400 hurdles (70.72). In the steeplechase, Remy Ball (Newtown, Conn./Newtown) was first coming in at 15:11.03 and Courtney Pisano (Staten Island, N.Y./Staten Island Technical) placed second in a time of 15:11.25. Other notable performances included Noel Burns (Cold Spring, N.Y./John F. Kennedy) placing third in the 400 (63.82) and Samantha McClellan (Union Town, Ohio/St. Thomas) taking second in the 1,500 meters (5:14.46).
Stengle was dominant in the throwing events winning all four. She three a 10.95 in the shot put, 38.30 in the discus, 34.82 in the javelin and a 46.14 in the hammer. Kate Milazzo (Corning, N.Y./Corning Painted Post East) also scored points for CUA with a third place finish a 9.37m in the triple jump.
The Cards will take a break next weekend before traveling to the Messiah Invitational on April 14.