Cards are Sixth at Messiah Invite

Cards are Sixth at Messiah Invite


Cards are Sixth at Messiah Invite
CUA beats two conference rivals


GRANTHAM, Pa. - The Catholic University women's track and field squad was sixth at the Messiah Invitational on Saturday scoring 67 points.  The meet marked the final event before the conference finals on Saturday.

Noel Burns (Cold Spring, N.Y./John F. Kennedy) had a solid performance in the 400 placing third in large field of competitors with a time of 1:03.87.  In the 1,500 Remy Ball (Newtown, Conn./Newtown) and Mary Shashaty (Scotch Plains, N.J./Scotch Plains-Fanwood) came in sixth and seventh, respectively in times of 5:07.78 and 5:14.56.  The distance races scored points for CUA as Jenna Hackett (Fort Collins, Colo./Fort Collins) put together a strong race in the 5,000 with a fourth place finish in a time of 19:17.83.  Kristen Kennedy (Great Falls, Va./Kolbe Academy) placed second in the 400 hurdles running a 1:09.96 while in the 100 hurdles, Kelly Szal (Massapequa Park, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) was fifth with a 17.47. 

In the field the Cardinals also excelled with Kim Stengle (Matawan, N.J./Old Bridge) posting firsts in the shot put (11.18m) and hammer (43.81m).  She was third in the javelin with a 33.40m and fourth in the discus tossing a 35.30m.  Kennedy was also sixth in the high jump (1.47m).

The Cardinals have just a week of rest before the Capital Athletic Conference meet on Saturday at Salisbury.     

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