SHU Women Lead after Day 1 of NEC Championship; Kenworthy win 3,000 Meters

Feb. 20, 2010

2010 NEC Indoor Track & Field Championship Day 1 Results

After the first day of competition at the 2010 Northeast Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship, the Sacred Heart women lead the field with 29 total points after four scored events. On the men's side, the Pioneers are in fifth with 16 points in four events.

The Pioneers got a second and third place finish in the pole vault, collecting 14 points. Senior Kerry Ojeda cleared the bar at 11'3.75" (3.45m) to take second place while freshman Lauren Sudbey finished in third with a height of 11'3.75" (3.45m).

Junior Kimberly DeLoreto recorded a third place finish in the 3,000 meters, clocking in at 10:04.80. DeLoreto advanced to the finals in the mile on Sunday along with freshman teammate Olivia Civardi. DeLoreto ran in 5:13.83 while Civardi clocked in at 5:15.57.

In the shot put, sophomore Athalia Smith finished second with a throw of 44'4.00" (13.51m), meeting the ECAC Championship qualifying standard. In the long jump, sophomore Ashley Matakevich finished eighth overall with a leap of 17'2.00" (5.23m) to pick up points.

Junior sprinter Anjelica Johnson will run in the 60 meter dash finals on Sunday after a qualifying run of 7.72 seconds. In the 800 meters, senior Sarah Tencza will run in the finals on Sunday, qualifying with a time of 2:20.80.

The Pioneers had a pair of top-eight runners in the 3,000 meters led by senior John Kenworthy who won the event with a time of 8:35.19. Freshman Christopher Connelly finished fifth overall with a time of 8:45.09.

In the high jump, sophomore Nicholas Phillips took seventh place by clearing the bar at the height of 6'3.25" (1.91m).

Four Pioneers advanced to the finals in the 60 meter hurdles led by sophomore Bertony Jean-Louis who ran the fastest qualifying time in 8.17 seconds. Junior Peter Conti advanced with a time of 8.54 seconds along with seniors Keith Rowe, 8.44 seconds and Jason Soule in 8.55 seconds. Jean-Louis will also run in the 60 meter dash finals on Sunday after qualifying with a time of 7.09 seconds and the 200 meter final after a time of 22.69 seconds in Saturday's prelim.

Senior Matthew Chorney advanced to the finals in the mile with qualifying time of 4:23.53. Freshman Matthew Lyhne qualified for the finals in the 400 meters with a time of 50.77 seconds while fellow freshman Justin McLoughlin qualified for Sunday's final in the 500 meters with a time of 1:07.25.

On the women's side, thirteen more individual champions will be crowned on Sunday as competition begins with the women's weight throw at 9:30 am.. For the men, thirteen more individual champions will be crowned on Sunday as competition begins with the men's pole vault at 12:00 pm.

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