LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – Senior captain Lindsey Oremus won the 3000m and junior Aliyah Stokes earned a pair of second-place finishes to lead the Saint Joseph's women's track and field squad at the Rider 5-Way Meet, the 2019 outdoor opener for the Crimson and Gray. Hosted by Rider University at the Michael P. Brady Track on Saturday afternoon, the Hawks totaled 106 points for a fourth-place team finish in a five-team field including Rider (269), Fairleigh Dickinson (150), Sacred Heart (128), and Fordham (59). 

Oremus crossed the finish line of the 3000m in 10:33.33 to claim the title in a field of 17. The performance marks the second straight year in which she has won the meet's 3000m. Additionally, the senior went 4:51.03 for 1500m to take home a fifth-place finish in a field of 23 to combine for 14 points out of two events for the Crimson and Gray.

Also in the 3000m, sophomore Thi Nguyen (10:41.47) followed in second while senior Britton Gagliardi (10:47.06), junior Rose Barrett (10:53.43), and junior Samantha Mayers (10:55.48) went fourth, fifth, and sixth, respectively; those six Hawks combined for 30 points out of the 3000m. 

Stokes placed second in the 100m (12.74) and ran the leadoff leg of the second-place 4x100m relay (48.90) that included senior captain Kelly Liebl and rookies Cece Insalaco and Ginika Nkwonta

Also strong out of the sprint events were the sister pair of senior captain Nathaniela Bourdeau (57.26) and junior Tamar Bourdeau (1:01.23), who went second and fifth, respectively, in the 400m.

Senior captain Lucy Harmon (2:21.86) and junior Monica Higgins (2:23.54) went third and fourth, respectively, in the 800m while junior Joanna DeSousa took fourth in the 3000m steeplechase (12:29.53).

Junior Emily Clayton turned in a pair of scoring performances out of the jumps, placing third in the high jump (5' 1") and sixth in the long jump (17' 5 1/4"). Sophomore Tori Stembridge added a fourth-place finish in the high jump (4' 11").

Saint Joseph's 4x400m relay of juniors Karley Hess, Sophia Recchilungo, and T. Bourdeau alongside sophomore anchor Alicia Forrest finished fourth (4:03.12).

Also of note, senior captain Elaine Estes earned a PR in the 1500m by over six seconds with her first sub-5:00 time (4:53.51), good for sixth behind Oremus.

The Hawks return to action at the 54th Annual Colonial Relays, to be held at William and Mary's Zable Stadium down in Williamsburg, Va. next weekend. 

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