Tecco, Zoda highlight solid team effort

The College’s men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams had a strong showing against Division I schools last Saturday at the Maryland Invitational. Because it was an invitational meet there was no scoring, but the Lions pulled together as a team and contributed qualifying times while building for the postseason.

“I think we’re right where we want to be,” head coach Eric Mobley said. There wasn’t one real stand-out performance, but I think for this time of year there were some real solid performances that we can definitely build on.”

While mainly stressing team accomplishments, Mobley did mention a few individual performances, namely those turned in by junior Angela Tecco and senior Jeff Zoda.

Tecco placed third in the 800- meter race with a provisional time of 2:17.42. Tecco was also a part of the 4 x 400 relay team which placed fifth in a provisional time of 4:00.02.

Zoda gave the top individual performance of the meet for the Lions, as he not only won the 800 meters in 1:56.52, but also qualified for the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) meet.

Senior Jenna Fasulo also had a strong sixth place finish in the 3000 meters which qualified her for the ECAC meet.

Mobley stressed the quality of the competition at the event, citing Division I schools such as Georgetown and Maryland, and said he was satisfied with the Lions’ performance. “I think it was a very solid meet and as the season goes on and our team gets stronger and faster, we’ll only improve on our prior performance,” Mobley said.

Overall, the Lions turned in six ECAC qualifying performances on the day.

The Lions will continue their quest for nationals on Jan. 29 with their next meet at the Haverford College Invitational.

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