Cardinals Place Third at Messiah

Cardinals Place Third at Messiah


Cardinals Place Third at Messiah
4x800 relay wins


GRATHAM, Pa. - The Catholic University women's track and field squad placed third at the Messiah Invitational Saturday in Pennsylvania.  The Cardinals scored 59 points placing behind Messiah and Gettysburg in the 17-team meet where they also competed against Landmark-rival Goucher College who was 14th.  

On the track, four individual runners placed in the top ten.  Freshman Rachel Won (Kaneohe, Hi./'Iolani School) was second in the 400 hurdles in a time of 1:09.26.  Won also ran in the 100 hurdles where she was sixth in the finals clocking a 16.59.  CUA also had two outstanding performances in the 5,000 meters.  Junior Jenna Hackett (Fort Collins, Colo./Fort Collins) placed second running a 19:19.59 while senior Alys Cheatle (Hickory, N.C./St. Stevens) was right behind her in fifth place with a 20:12.37.  The Cardinals also did well in the relays with the 4x800 relay coming in first with a time of 10:06.93.

In the field events, freshman Nwakaego Ekwuabu (Jericho, Vt./Mt. Mansfield Union) took fifth in the discus throwing it 31.49 meters.

CUA will travel to Widener University next Saturday for the final meet before the conference championships.   

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