CUA places 4th at champs; Mayfield and Carioto earn awards

CUA places 4th at champs; Mayfield and Carioto earn awards

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – For the second time in as many days, Camelia Mayfield won a Landmark Conference championship, racing her way to first place in the 3,000 meter steeplechase on Sunday.  CUA finished fourth in the team standings, while Mayfield and Kelly Carioto earned major awards.

Mayfield's time of 11:31.15 propelled her to the title in the 3,000 steeplechase, which featured a field of nine competitors.  Mayfield won the 10,000 meters on Saturday, producing a championship meet record in the process.  For her efforts, Mayfield was named the Landmark Conference Women's Track Athlete of the Meet.

On Saturday, Carioto won the shot put and discus, earning herself the Women's Field Athlete of the Meet award.  Carioto has now totaled two outdoor shot put championships, four indoor shot put titles, and one discus championship in her storied career.

In the 1500 meters, Laura Kinley placed second with a time of 4:50.34 to earn All-Conference honors, with Kristen Rayfield (5:20.47) and Rebecca Radcliffe (5:21.66) coming in 12th and 13th, respectively. 

Kinley later finished third in the 800, finishing in 2:21.18, while Rayfield came in 11th (2:29.74) and Maria Docal crossed in 16th (2:34.99).

Keely Eckberg crossed in fourth place in the 5000 meters, posting a time of 19:25.11, while Madeline Hotz was ninth (20:31.78) and Corine Dolan 13th (21:08.78).

Sarah Deitz finished sixth in the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.35 seconds and fourth in the 200 meters, crossing in 28.20.

In the field events, Erin Sandlin came in sixth place in the pole vault with a leap of 8'6", while Christine Fontaine came in 14th place in the javelin with a throw of 69'4".

Courtney Doran earned a third place finish in the high jump after clearing 5'1 ¾", while Mary Clark (135'5") and Carioto (131'10") came in second and third place, respectively, in the hammer throw.  Clark earned Second Team All-Conference honors for her second place finish.

CUA finished with 117 points to place fourth in the team standings, with host Moravian taking the crown after scoring 250 points.  Susquehanna was second with 144 points, followed by Juniata (138), CUA, Goucher (98) and Merchant Marine Academy (19).

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