February 13, 2011

Women's Indoor Track Runs In First Day Of NEC Championships

QU at NEC Championship Photos

LANDOVER, Md. - The Quinnipiac University women's indoor track team competed in the first day of the Northeast Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Prince George's County Sports Complex. After day one, the Bobcats are currently sixth, with nine points, while Monmouth finds itself in first place with 37 points.

The Bobcats' performances were highlighted in the 3,000-meter run, where the event saw three Quinnipiac runners place. Sophomore Rebecca White (Natick, Mass.) was first for Quinnipiac and third overall with a time of 10:20.76. Senior Kristen Stevens (Succasunna, N.J.) and freshman Brianna Faust (Macungie, Pa.) finished back-to-back, in seventh and eighth place, respectively. Stevens crossed the finish line in 10:29.76, while Faust ran the 3k in 10:31.71. In addition, Faust also represented the Bobcats in the one-mile run.

Also, running in the one-mile, was junior Julie Lanning (Victor, N.Y.), who placed 12th in the preliminaries with a time of 5:20.16.

Junior Hannah Donadio (Killingworth, Conn.) and sophomore Alexandra Seitz (Annandale, N.J.) were the top-two Bobcats to finish the 800-meter run. Donadio placed 20th in the preliminaries in 2:25.64, while Seitz finished right after her at 2:25.87.

"It was great to see three-of-four runners place in the 3,000-meter," said Quinnipiac Head Coach Carolyn Martin. "The women did a great job, even in the unseeded events. I'm really looking forward to seeing the team run tomorrow and score more points."

The Bobcats will run in the final day of the NEC Championships on Sunday, Feb. 13. The Bobcats' Amanda Faust (Macungie, Pa.), Martha Santandreu (Hamburg, N.Y.), Paige Pallotto (Westbrook, Conn.), and Kelly Newcomb (Toms River, N.J.), will participate in the 5,000-meter run. In addition, the team will compete in the Distance Medley Relay.