Cardinals open 2011 season; Sacker posts pair of top-25 finishes

Cardinals open 2011 season; Sacker posts pair of top-25 finishes

LANDOVER, Md. – The CUA indoor track and field teams opened their 2011 season this weekend at the University of Maryland Invitational.  The Cardinals saw top athletes from all across the region, including many from Division I schools.  Kathryn Sacker posted two top-25 finishes for the women, while Kyle Noell came in 25th place in the long jump.

In women's action, Sacker raced her way to a top-25 finish in the mile, crossing in 5:37.60, and she added a second top-25 finish in the 3000-meters with a time of 11:52.00.  

Freshman Camelia Mayfield carried the success she had in cross country over to this weekend as she finished the 3,000 in a time of 11:19.19, which was good for 16th place and put her in front of student-athletes from Division I schools Maryland and UMBC.

Laura Kinley came in 30th in the 600-meters, finishing in 2:34.57, and Kelly Carioto finished 23rd in the shot put with a toss of 35'00 ¼".

In the 60 meter hurdles, Rachel Won completed the race in a time of 10.45 seconds, which placed her in 46th place.  Won later posted a top-50 finish in the 400, as she crossed in 1:08.89.

On the men's side, Mike Puskar posted a time of 10:02.87 in the 3000-meters to finish 37th and Joe Quigley finished 46th in the 400 as he posted a time of 54.84 seconds.

In the field events, Noell posted a leap of 18'9" in the long jump to place 25th and Sean Brubaker came in 34th place in the shot put, recording a throw of 35'11 ½".

CUA will return to action next weekend when the Cardinals compete at the Lebanon Valley Indoor Invitational on January 29.