Cardinals complete impressive day at York Invite in third place

YORK, Pa. – Behind first place finishes from junior Kelly Carioto (hammer) and freshman Camelia Mayfield (10,000 meters), CUA finished third at the York Invitational on Saturday.  Carioto’s throw of 41.16 meters in the hammer was tops in the field, while Mayfield won the 10,000 in a time of 40:46.32.

Laura Kinley had an impressive second place finish in the 800, with a time of 2:23.81, while Jessica Breen was seventh (2:40.66) and Madeline Holtz 13th (2:44.57) in the same event.

Later, Breen crossed in fourth place in the 1500 with a time of 5:21.41 and Holtz finished in 5:44.82, to place ninth.

Along with Mayfield, Keely Eckberg gave CUA its second top-three finish in the 10,000 meters, after she finished in a time of 42:34.74, good for third place.

Ali Nelson was fifth in the 100 meters with a time of 14.06 seconds, which earned CUA two points in the standings, while Melanie Mulkern crossed in fifth place in the 400, posting a time of 1:07.47.

In the 100 hurdles Rachel Won finished in second place with a time of 17.79 seconds and she later went on to finish third in the 400 hurdles, crossing in 1:13.44.  Katie Sacker placed second in the 3000 meter steeplechase, with a time of 12:51.82.

In the 4x400 meter relay CUA’s quartet of Laura Kinley, Rachel Won, Ali Nelson and Melanie Mulkern finished second, crossing in 4:34.82, with Katie Sacker, Kristen Rayfield, Jessica Breen and Madeline Holtz next in line, finishing in 4:53.71.

In the field events, Carioto won the hammer with a toss of 41.16 meters and she took second in the shot put with a throw of 11.87 meters.  She added her third top-five finish with a throw of 31.02 meters in the discus. 

Won completed her day by finishing third in the javelin with a throw of 25.57 meters.

The host York Spartans earned the team crown with 184 points, followed by Mary Washington with 97 and CUA with 92.  Hood (81) and Hagerstown CC (57) rounded out the top-five.

CUA will return to action on Saturday, April 9 when the Cardinals compete at the Messiah College Invitational.  Action gets underway beginning at 9 a.m.

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