Loyola track and field opens competition at SSAC Championships

Fri, 04/26/2013

Sarah Tortorich tied a school record in the 100 meter prelims on Friday

(Rome, Ga.) Loyola University New Orleans track and field team competed at day one of the SSAC Championship meet on Friday at Shorter University’s Maddox Track at Barron Stadium in Rome, Georgia.

Friday’s meet saw Sarah Tortorich tie the Loyola school record in the 100 meter dash as she ran a 12.53 time in the prelims. She tied her own mark which was set in 2011. Tortorich finished fourth among all racers, qualifying for the finals in the event which will be held tomorrow. Tortorich also qualified for the finals in the 200 meter race as she ran a 25.90 time attempt which is the top time by a Wolf Pack runner this year. Tortorich’s busy day continued as she finished sixth in the women’s long jump event with a distance of 4.62 meters.

On the men’s side, it was a similar story for fellow Wolf Pack senior Claude Nelson. Nelson posted the top Wolf Pack time of the year in the 100 meter race with a qualifying time of 11.23. He then ran a 22.77 time in the 200 meter race which was .02 seconds off the school record which Nelson set last weekend at the Southeastern Lion Invitational. That time also qualifies him for tomorrow’s final.

The women’s 4x800 team ran for the first time this season and finished third in the race as Emma Larson, Denise Powell, Elizabeth Gienger, and Francesca Vaccaro put up a time of 10:09.91.  They broke a school record that had stood since 1999 as Garbrile, LeGleu, Collier, and Schumacher posted a time of 11:39.8

The SSAC Championship meet will continue tomorrow with track and field events scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. eastern time.

Women's 100m Dash: Prelims
Tortorich, Sarah : 12.53 (Q)
Rolle, Amanda : 13.82

Women's 200m Dash: Prelims
Tortorich, Sarah : 25.90 (Q)
Derganz Baker, Raquel: 27.86
Rolle, Amanda : 28.68

Women's 100m Hurdles:
Givnish, Laura : 18.32

Women's 4 x 800m Relay:
Emma Larson, Denise Powell, Elizabeth Gienger, Francesca Vaccaro: 10:09.91

Women's Long Jump:
Tortorich, Sarah : 4.62
Givnish, Laura : 4.19
Augustine, Harley: 4.10

Women's Discus Throw:
Guzman, Christina : 24.19
Daniels, Maya: 21.71

Women's Javelin:
Augustine, Harley: 24.66
Gross, Jackie: 23.43
Guzman, Christina : 21.12
Daniels, Maya: 13.88

Men's 100m Dash: Prelims
Nelson, Claude: 11.23 (Q)
Robinson, Mark: 11.76

Men's 200m Dash: Prelims
Nelson, Claude: 22.77 (Q)
Ramirez, Piero: 23.48
Ramirez, Mario: 23.94
Robinson, Mark: 24.19

Men's 10,000m Run:
Corso, Mike: 36:41.07
Malbrue, Jonathan : 38:00.94

Men’s Long Jump:
Robinson, Mark: 4.90

Men's Discus Throw:
Flores, Carlos: 28.26

Men's Javelin:
Nelson, Claude: 25.81
Flores, Carlos: 21.76


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