Cardinals impress at Lebanon Valley Invitational

ANNVILLE, Pa. – Highlighted by four first place finishes, the CUA women's track and field team had a strong day at the Lebanon Valley Invite on Saturday.  Among the Cardinals winners were Camelia Mayfield in the 3000, Alie Nelson in the 300, Kelly Carioto in the shot put and the 4x400 relay team.

Mayfield crossed in a time of 11:19.04 to win the 3000 with Keely Eckberg placing third with a time of 11:51.13.  Mayfield also competed in the mile, where she finished third with a time of 5:39.13, which was in front of teammates Katie Sacker (fourth), Madeline Cronan (fifth), Eckberg (seventh) and Jessica Breen (tenth).

Sacker completed the 800 in a time of 2:36.78, which was good for fifth place, while Breen also posted a top-ten finish, coming in ninth (2:48.01).

In the 55 meter hurdles, Rachel Won placed fourth with a time of 9.80 seconds, and in the high jump she also finished fourth, with a leap of 4'4".

The 4x400 relay team sprinted its way to victory with a time of 4:38.67, nearly ten seconds faster than second place York and Alie Nelson joined them as a first place finisher, taking the 300 in 45.52 seconds.  Melanie Mulkern placed third in the 300 (48.28) and Laurel Kinley (fifth) and Wonn (tenth) also placed in the top-ten.

In the 500 meters, Ashley Suerman came in third with a time of 1:28.48 to lead a trio of Cardinals in the top-five (Kinley – fourth, Mulkern – fifth).  Kristen Rayfield gave CUA four top-top finishers in that event with her time of 1:31.63.

Kelly Carioto gave CUA a first place field finisher, as her throw of 38'7" won the shot put.

CUA will return to action next weekend when the Cardinals compete in the Frank Colden Invite on the campus of Ursinus.  Action on February 5 begins at 9 a.m.

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