The Sacred Heart University women's track and field team opened the indoor season on Saturday Pioneers started at Boston University's Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener on Saturday, December 1.
Antonia Hoyos and Brianna DeGennaro led the women's team placing fifth and eighth respectively in the triple jump. Not only did Hoyos beat her previous personal-best jump twice, but her best jump of 11.52m (37-9.50 ft) is a New England Championship qualifying mark. DeGennaro's best jump of 11.00m (36-1.25 ft) is an indoor personal-best. Hoyos currently ranks first in the NEC, and DeGennaro is ranked second.
Erika Johnson also currently holds a first-place conference rank, in the women's weight throw with her toss of 14.02m (46.0 ft). Thrower Samantha Curran also had an individual-best, in the women's shot put, with a throw of 12.10m (39-8.50 ft), while Brianna Lavinier had a personal-best in the weight throw with a toss of 13.21m (43-04.25 ft). Another personal-best came from teammate Jaqueline Thorne who ran a personal-best in the women's 3k with a time of 10:26.28.
Olivia Weiss ran a 5:06.27-mile time that was just shy of a New England Championship qualifying mark, but currently ranks her number one in the NEC. First-years Fahra Whichard and Lisa Jacobsen made noteworthy collegiate track and field debuts in the 300m run and the high jump. Whichard clocked a 42.70 in the 300m, while Jacobsen cleared 1.60 (5-03 ft) in the high jump ranking her first in the conference.
The Pioneers are back in action on Saturday, December 8th, at the Yale Season Opener.