Mayfield wins 5000; Cardinals place fifth at Ursinus

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – The CUA women’s track and field team competed at the Frank Colden Invitational on Saturday on the campus of Ursinus College.  Leading the way was freshman Camelia Mayfield, who had a first place finish in the 5000-meters, with a time of 19:20.86.  As a team the Cardinals scored 43 points to place fifth overall.

Individually, Laura Kinley crossed in third place in the 800-meters, as she registered a time of 2:30.35, with Madeline Cronan placing sixth in the event (2:34.70) and Katie Sacker crossing in ninth place (2:36.78).

Sacker later went on to finish third in the mile, as she crossed in 5:35.13.  Joining Mayfield in the 5000 was Keely Eckberg, who crossed in fourth place with a time of 20:17.72.

Ali Nelson placed tenth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.00 seconds, while Melanie Mulkern posted a time of 1:07.38 in the 400-meters to place 14th.

The 4x400 relay team of Rachel Won, Laura Kinley, Madeline Cronan and Melanie Mulkern finished second, as they posted a time of 4:27.82 and earned eight points for the Cardinals.

In the field events, Kelly Carioto continued her strong season, finishing fifth in the shot put with a throw of 35’00 ½”.

Host Ursinus won the event with 131.5 points, followed by Georgian Court (103.5), Rowan (98.5), Salisbury (61) and CUA to round out the top-five in the 12-school invitational.

CUA returns to action on February 12 when the Cardinals travel to Pennsylvania to compete in the Susquehanna Invitational.  Action gets underway beginning at 10 a.m.

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