Athletes post impressive scores in victory at Moravian

ams came out on top at Moravian College’s Greyhound Invitational last weekend. The Lions were dominant throughout, producing numerous Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) qualifying times.

The men’s 4×400 team, comprised of junior DeShard Stevens, senior Steve Murray, senior Pasquale DiGioacchino and senior Rob McGowan, earned the victory with an ECAC-qualifying time of 3:17.92. The Lions also took home a second place finish in the 4×100, again with another ECAC-qualifying time of 42.55 seconds courtesy of the speed of sophomore Jule Brooks, freshman Chris Medina, freshman Justin Worthing, and freshman Robert Jiggetts.

Murray was third in the 400 meter with a time of 49.14 seconds, and McGowan also placed fifth with 49.23. Both runners qualified for ECAC standards.

DiGioacchino came in third in the 800 meter with an ECAC time of 1:54.24, and sophomore Dennie Waite finished fifth with 1:55.71.

Senior Al Wonesh and sophomore Kyle Gilroy hurdled their way to ECAC cuts in the 400 hurdle by placing fifth and sixth with 54.69 and 55.86 respectively.

The women’s team brought home both ECAC and NCAA provisional cuts with many solid performances. Junior Priscilla Senyah placed third in the 100 high hurdles with 14.92 seconds, qualifying for the NCAA provisional cut. The second provisional acquisition came from the 4×400 relay team comprised of Alexandra Tomaselli, junior Jianna Spadaccini, sophomore Meryl Wimberley and senior Stephanie Herrick. The relay team came in second with an NCAA time of 3:55.79.

Junior Meghan Miller also received an ECAC time in the 400 hurdles with her fifth place performance in 66.30. Tomaselli came in sixth with 67 flat. The 4×100 relay team of sophomore Tiffany Etheredge, senior Kristen Tricocci, Senyah and Wimberley, also brought home ECAC qualifying times with 48.74 seconds.

In the 1,500 meter, sophomore Michelle Wallace and freshman Katie Nestor placed fifth and sixth with 4:48.98 and 4:50.63, respectively.