Women’s Track & Field Competes in the Lehigh Angry Birds Challenge and Harvard Multi-Meet

Women’s Track & Field Competes in the Lehigh Angry Birds Challenge and Harvard Multi-Meet

BETHLEHEM, Pa. / CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Sacred Heart women's track and field team opened the 2020 calendar year with a busy weekend of competition at the Lehigh Angry Birds Challenge on Saturday while Jillian Kilmer opened her senior season by competing in the pentathlon at the Harvard Multi-Events this weekend. The Pioneers finished third out of six teams at Lehigh while Kilmer claimed seventh place out of 23 competitors from 11 different schools at Harvard.

  • Running in the 3000m event for the first time in her career, senior Olivia Weiss dominated with a victory in the event, besting the second place finisher by just under six seconds with a time of 10:24.50
  • SHU fielded 13 Pioneers in the one mile run and Jacqueline Thorne came through with a runner-up finish as she clocked in at 5:10.98 while classmate Bianca De Lucia was right behind in sixth place with a time of 5:20.39
  • First-year Maya Mocarski edged out teammate Adrianna Forcucci by a few hundreds of a second for fifth place in the 60m as they both hit 8.01 seconds on their sprints
  • Kaylin Ciesluk came just one second off her personal-best in the 800m as her time of 2:26.19 was good enough for eighth place out of 20 in the event
  • Both Lauren Santiago (7th; 26.51 seconds) and Tara Brody (9th; 26.88 seconds) came up with Top 10 finishes in the 200m on Saturday
  • Kathleen Delaney led the way for SHU in the 5000m at Lehigh, placing fifth out of nine distance runners with a time of 19:32.14
  • The Pioneers' 4x400m relay team of Santiago, Devyn King, Fahra Whichard and Julia Harrison teamed up for a fifth place finish out of 11 squads with a time of 4:16.98
  • Brianna Lavinier continued her incredible start to the season as she placed third in the weight throw with a personal-best mark of 15.41m and also came away with a second place finish in the shot put with another personal-best mark, this one at 13.25m
  • Lavinier set a new personal-best in the weight throw for the second consecutive meet as she posted 14.81m back on Dec. 19 at the Joe Donahue Season Opener
  • Lavinier also bested her previous career-high in the shot put of 12.98m which she set earlier this season at the Yale Season Opener on Dec. 7
  • SHU had five straight finishers all place Top 10 in the long jump as Antonia Hoyos (5th; 5.16m), Brianna DeGennaro (6th; 5.14m), Brody (7th; 5.14m), Kaylee Stenderowicz (8th; 5.12m) and Isabella Zagami (9th' 5.10m) all finished in fifth through ninth place
  • Stenderowicz added a fifth place finish in the triple jump as she posted 11.02m
  • Grace Glennon matched her personal-best in the pole vault at 3.20m to claim seventh place in the event
  • Kilmer shined at Harvard, placing seventh out of 23 competitors from 11 different schools
  • Kilmer's seventh place pentathlon was highlighted by a second place showing in the long jump as she posted 5.43m while also placing fifth in the shot put (10.13m), sixth in the 60m hurdles (9.40 seconds), seventh in the high jump (1.60m) and 23rd in the 800m (2:49.14)

The Pioneers are back in action with a trip to Boston as SHU will take part in the Boston University Multi-Team Meet on Saturday, Jan. 18.