NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – The Sacred Heart women's track team won seven events Saturday to win the CCSU Invitational on Saturday, the opening meet of the outdoor spring season.
Five of the Pioneers' wins came in the field Saturday. Sacred Heart went 1-2 in the pole vault, long jump, and javelin throw. Emily Kiss won the pole vault by clearing 9'4.25", with Sara Isaacson in second with a vault of 7'10.5". In the long jump, Dylan Baker won with a jump of 17'2". Lorraine Santiago was second with a leap of 14'8.75", and won the triple jump with a leap of 34'3.5". Kolbi Smith won the shot put with a toss of 44'8.75", while also finishing fifth in the discus. Mareena DiMilia placed in the top-five in all four throws, winning the javelin (131'8") and finishing second in the hammer throw (167'1"). Julia Cassidy was second in the javelin with a throw of 111'8".
On the track, Angela Harrison won the 100 meters in a time of 12.83 seconds. She was also second in the 200 meters with a time of 26.55 seconds. The Pioneers went 1-2 in the 800m, as Katelyn Racanelli (2:20.15) won the race with Bridget Carey (2:21.55) finishing second. Sacred Heart got second-place finishes from Shay Cronin (1:02.16) in the 400m and Shannon Hickey (4:53.03) in the 1500. Kelly Quinn finished third in the 5000m with a time of 19:03.88, as the Pioneers' took spots three through seven in the race. Sacred Heart's 4x400 relay also had a third-place finish.
The Pioneers finished the meet with 221 points, beating the host Blue Devils by 74 points.