Women’s Track & Field Opens Outdoor Season With Strong Showing at Golden Ram Invitational

Sophomore Emily de Onis finished third in the 3,000 meter steeplechase on Saturday as the Royals opened their outdoor season at West Chester.
Sophomore Emily de Onis finished third in the 3,000 meter steeplechase on Saturday as the Royals opened their outdoor season at West Chester.
Emily de Onis Caroline Banas Rachel Kerr

 

*Editor's Note: Caroline Banas tied for second in the high jump.  The previous release listed her in third place.

Results

WEST CHESTER, Pa. – The University of Scranton women's track & field team kicked off the outdoor season with an outstanding showing at the Golden Ram Collegiate Invitational hosted by West Chester University on a cold and windy day on Saturday. 

Junior Caroline Banas (Dallas, Pa./Holy Redeemer) tied for second in the high jump, clearing the bar at 1.53 meters while sophomore Emily de Onis (Blue Town, N.Y./Bayport-Blue Point) finished third in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 12:56.17.

The Royals placed a pair of runners in the top-five of the 5,000 meter run led by sophomore Rachel Kerr (Dickson City, Pa./Scranton Prep), who took third place after finishing the race in 18:30.08 while freshman Jessica Hoffmann (Millington, N.J./Watchung Hills Regional) followed with a fifth place result in the race.

Freshman Christina Piscitelli (New City, N.Y./Clarkstown South) finished fourth in the hammer throw, recording a toss of 35.88 meters on the day.

Freshman Meghan McGonigle (Mullica Hill, N.J./Gloucester Catholic), who tied for fourth in the high jump, earned a sixth place finish in the long jump with a leap of 4.70 meters while Banas placed 10th in the event.

Freshman Katarina Bieri (Westwood, N.J./Westwood Regional) brought home a sixth place result in the triple jump, posting a mark of 8.77 meters.

Sophomore Gabriela Fitzpatrick (South Bound Brook, N.J./Bound Brook) led a trio of Royals in the top-10 of the javelin throw with a toss of 28.84 meters.  Junior Hannah Tracy (Ramsey, N.J./Ramsey) followed in eighth place while classmate Bevin Walker (Wyckoff, N.J./Indian Hills) recorded a ninth place result in the event.

In the 800 meter run, freshman Nikki George (Denville, N.J./Morris Knolls) and junior Nora Boussatta (Bloomfield, N.J./Bloomfield) placed eighth and ninth, respectively with George clocking in a 2:28.67, just under a second ahead of Boussatta.

Sophomore Abigail Corrigan (Carbondale, Pa./Holy Cross) finished ninth in the 1,500 meter run, crossing the stripe in 5:09.10 while junior Chrissy Noonan (Baldwin, N.Y./Baldwin) took ninth place in the 100 meter hurdles with a mark of 17.11.

Freshman Katherine Fafian (Staten Island, N.Y./Notre Dame Academy) finished ninth in the discus with a toss of 23.28 meters.

The Royals finished fourth in the 4x400 meter relay with a mark of 4:37.43.

Scranton will be back in action next Saturday at the Jim Thorpe Invitational hosted by Susquehanna starting at 10 a.m.

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