Women's Track & Field Finishes 2nd at CTC Championship

Women's Track & Field Finishes 2nd at CTC Championship

The Spartan Track & Field team competed at the CTC (Collegiate Track Conference) Indoor Championship on Sunday.  The women's team finished in a program best 2nd place following strong performances across the board.  Katie O'Grady finished 1st in the 5,000m to get the Lady Spartans started.

O'Grady's time of 19:38.76 was the only individual 1st place winner for the Lady Spartans.  In the 60 meters Kaitlyn Mancini took 6th overall with a time of 8.36 her best time of the season.  In the 400 Gabby Sloezen followed up her previous days running with a 2nd place finish in the event with a time of 1:00.05.  In the 500 Rebecca Fortoul took an 8th place finish in a time of 1:28.88 to help the Lady Spartans get some points.  In the 800 Angelica Matwiejczuck took 7th overall with a time of 2:38.70.  In the 1000 Katari Salvesen and Kara Santa Theresa both helped the Lady Spartans by taking 2nd and 7th in the event with times of 3:22.97 and 3:28.90.  In the mile Cecelia Pfleging and Gina Funaro took 4th and 5th in the event with times of 5:37.36 and 5:41.61.  In the 3000 Meaghan Ventarola took 2nd overall with a time of 11:08.87. 
In the Field Events Laura Gerraputa took a 2nd place finish in the Long Jump in a jump of 4.66 m (15'3.5).  Breanna Lyn also took a 7th place finish in the Long jump in a jump of 4.30m (14'1.25) and a 2nd place finish in the Triple Jump in a jump of 10.12m (33'2.5).  Samantha Gabriel also triple jumped and finished in 5th place with a jump of 9.92m  (32'6.5).  In the Pentathalon (High Hurdles, Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump and 800) Tara Hansen finished in the 5th place with a  total score of 1648. 
In the Relays, the DMR team of Ventarola, Sloezen, Allison Borriello and Kristen Borriello took 1st place in a time of 12:47.23.  The 4x200 relay team of Gerraputa, Mancini, Gabriel, and Tiana Kirkland 3rd place in a time of 1:52.52.  The 4x800 team of Salvensen, Teresa, Jumana Khatib and Patricia Nersten took 3rd place in the event with a time of 10:45.61.  In the last event of the day, with the women's team sitting in 3rd place, the 4x400 team of Fortoul, K. Borriello, Matwiejczuk, and A. Borriello took 4th overall to solidify the 2nd place finish.
On the Men's side the Spartans took a 2nd place in the 60m with Lloyd Smalling in a time of 7.09 in the event.  Dylan Bestler took a 6th place finish in the 500 with a time of 1:09.39, which is one of his best times of the season.  Jamer Linares ran the 3000 and took 8th overall in a time of 10:09.63.  On the field event side Travis Volpe took 7th overall in the Long Jump with a jump of 5.86m (19'2.75).  In the Relays the 4x200 meter team of Travis Abelard, Lloyd Smalling, Ricardo Reid, and Travis Volpe took 6th place in a time of 1:35.77.  In the DMR, the team of Campbell Zicchino, Dylan Bestler, Ryan Gasser, and Jamer Linares took 7th overall in a time of 11:43.03.
The Spartans next compete in Boston at the BU Valentines Meet.