Women's Indoor Track Opens Season At Yale Lidlifter Invitational

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University women's indoor track team opened the 2010-11 season at the Yale Lidlifter Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 4 at Coxe Cage.

"Overall, we had a pretty good day," said Head Coach Carolyn Martin. "The first meet is always a challenge and we have a lot of work to do this year. I'm looking forward to a great indoor season."

The meet was highlighted in the 800-meter race as three Quinnipiac athletes placed in the top-five positions. Hannah Donadio (Killingworth, Conn.) finished in third place with a time of 2:25.26, while Rebecca Smith (Hardyston, N.J.) and Alexandra Seitz (Annendale, N.J.) finished in fourth and fifth, respectively. Smith ran the half-mile race in 2:28.33, while Seitz finished with a time of 2:28.77.

"I'm really excited to see how our 800-meter group will perform this season," said Martin. "They've already made improvements from last year and they're running faster, so I am eager to see how this group develops."

In addition, Kaitlin Kelley (Weymouth, Mass.) finished the mile run in fourth place with a time of 5:33.66 and Paige Pallotto (Westbrook, Conn.) ran the 3,000-meter race in 10:54.74, also placing fourth.

The Bobcats return to Yale to take part in the Yale Collegiate Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 15 at Coxe Cage in New Haven, Conn.