LAWRENCVILLE, N.J. – Junior sprint standout Nathaniela Bourdeau took home a trio of wins to lead the Saint Joseph's women's track and field squad to a third-place team showing in a field of 10 squads at the 2018 Rider Invitational, held at Rider University's newly named Michael P. Brady Track and Field Facility on Saturday afternoon. The Hawks accumulated 65.5 points on the day.
Bourdeau ran 12.17 for her first 100m of the season and 25.01 for 200m to take home first-place finishes in both events. She has now won the Rider Invitational 100m race all three years of her collegiate career and has taken the 200m title twice.
Bourdeau also anchored the ECAC-qualifying 4x100m relay of sophomore Caroline Duffy, sophomore Aliyah Stokes, and junior Kelly Liebl to a first-place finish with a time of 47.52, less than a second off from the school record in the event (held by the same group.)
Stokes (100m, 12.36 PR) and Duffy (200m, 25.36) finished second in their individual events, behind Bourdeau.
Senior Claudine Andre took home a pair of second-place finishes, in the 100m hurdles (15.16 PR) and the high jump (5' 5").
Saint Joseph's returns to action at both the Princeton University Larry Ellis Invitational (Weaver Stadium, Princeton, N.J.) and the Widener Invitational (Leslie C. Quick Jr. Stadium, Chester, Pa) next Friday, April 20 through Saturday, April 21. Princeton's events are slated to begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, while Widener's are set for a 3:00 p.m. start.