Lyons Wins Mile to Lead Cardinals at Collegeville Classic

Lyons Wins Mile to Lead Cardinals at Collegeville Classic

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - The Catholic University women's track and field team started off the new year with an eighth place at the Collegeville Classic hosted by Ursinus College on Saturday.

On the track, senior Kiera Lyons led the distance runners winning gold in the mile run with a fantastic finish in the last 200 to record a time of 5:26.97. She continued her success in the 800m, finishing fourth with a career best of 2:28.36. Freshman Paige Wilderotter followed just behind Lyons, placing seventh in the mile and ninth in the 800m.

Freshman Hannah Marino placed sixth in her collegiate track debut in the 5000m with a time of 20:02.92, earning the Cardinals three points. In the 400m, sophomore Victoria Carlini recorded a time of 1:06.00 to place ninth.

Catholic's 4x400m relay of Carlini, sophomore Natalie Troy, junior Grace Boras, and Lyons wrapped up the day for the Cardinals finishing in third and earning the team six points.

In the field events, the Cards were led by freshman Sheila Magrini who placed sixth in the high jump with a mark of 1.30m. Freshman Abigail Walter recorded a 4.72m mark in the long jump to place tenth. Freshman Kathleen Hoban finished in ninth place in the triple jump with a mark of 8.71m.

"We are extremely excited with how the women performed today," said Director Steve Rahn. "It shows they put in the time over the long break to continue their training and come back focused. The highlights from the meet include big performances from Kiera in the mile and 800m, Abigail in the long jump, Kathleen in the triple jump and so many more personal bests and progress in their events. The team has picked up where they left off in December."

Catholic will return to action on Saturday, January 26 at the Patriot Games hosted by George Mason.