Women's Track Finishes Eighth at the Atlantic 10 Championships
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  05/03/2009

May 3, 2009


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Saint Joseph’s women’s track team wrapped up competition at the Atlantic 10 Championships with an eighth-place finish.  The highlight of the day came when Nicole McMullen tied the school record in the 200m Dash.

McMullen finished second in the 200m, the highest finish for any women’s track member on Sunday.  McMullen tied the previous mark of 24.23 set last year by Jordan Teuber.

The 4x400m and 4x100m Relays both scored with fourth and fifth place showings.  Caitlin McGrath, Kierstin Quinn, Kristin Andrews and McMullen ran an ECAC-qualifying time of 3:52.58.  Emily Coldren, McGrath, Quinn and McMullen teamed up for the 4x100m, completing the circuit in an ECAC-qualifying time of 47.85.

SJU saw Kristen Pierce and Andrews take two of the top four spots in the 400m Hurdles.  Andrews ran third in a time of 1:03.13 and Pierce just .06 behind for fourth place.  Pierce won her heat in a school record 1:03.19, only to have her time be broken a few moments later by Andrews, who is now the new owner of the SJU record for the event.

The only other scorer for the Hawks was Nohjay Nimpson in the triple jump.  Nimpson leapt 37-6 to finish eighth in the event.

SJU will compete one more time prior to the ECAC Championships, as the Hawks will take part in the Swarthmore Last Chance on May 11.

Women’s Individual Results
* -- ECAC Qualifying Time

& -- School record
(10) – Points Won

200 Meters
2. Nicole McMullen    24.23 *(8)
21. Emily Coldren    26.35
26. Stefani Zabilowicz 26.81

400 Meters
10. Caitlin McGrath    57.40
16. Lauren Wenzel    1:01.36
17. Amy Volz        1:02.10

400-Meter Hurdles
3. Kristin Andrews    1:03.13 &(6)
4. Kristen Pierce    1:03.19 (5)
11. Skylar Rea        1:05.90

800 Meters
14. Anna Casey    2:16.19
25. Katie Pencek    2:21.71
30. Samantha Peters    2:26.57

1,500 Meters
13. Kathleen Casey    4:46.18
18. Christina Morelli    4:50.60
22. Katie Barrett    4:53.69

5,000 Meters
19. Amy Rhein    19:05.29
20. Aimee Chegwidden 19:16.94

4x100-Meter Relay
5. Emily Coldren, Caitlin McGrath,    47.85 * (4)
Kierstin Quinn, Nicole McMullen

4x400-Meter Relay
4. Caitlin McGrath, Kierstin Quinn,    3:52.58 * (5)
Kristin Andrews, Nicole McMullen

Triple Jump
8. Nohjay Nimpson    37-6 (1)
17. Beth Getty        33-6 ½