Track team falls to Rider

By Christine Houghton 
Sports Editor

The mens’ and womens’ track teams went on the road to take on Rider University in a dual meet on Friday, Feb. 1. Both teams unfortunately lost ––– the men by a score of 113-42 and the women 89-69.

For the men, freshman Stuart Gruters finished third in the mile as he ran a time of 4:28.10 and freshman Michael Iannotta placed fifth in the same race with a time of 4:39.62.

Sophomore Anthony Lorenc took fourth place in the 55-meter race, clocking in at 6.71. Freshman Alex Amoia placed third in the 800-meter race, putting up a time of 1:58.49. In the 3000-meter race, sophomore Pelle Nogueria placed third and junior Mike Zurzolo took fourth with times of 9:06.96 and 9:10.81 respectively.

The women’s team was able to sweep the top four spots in the 400-meter race. Senior Kathleen Jaeger took the top spot with a time of 1:00.67 and freshman Victoria Vricella followed close behind at 1:01.27. Junior Katie La Capria and sophomore Emily Hirsch placed third and fourth with times of 1:01.27 and 1:01.75 respectively.

Holzbaur powers through to the finish line. (Photo courtesy of the Sports Information Desk)

In the mile, the women took the top three spots with senior Erin Holzbaur taking first, running a time of 5:19.00. In second and third, freshman Kelsey Kobus ran a 5:19.08 and senior Natalie Cooper put up a time of 5:19.37.

Junior Sam Gorman won the 200-meter race with a time of 25.97. Senior Madeline Tattory took the top spot in the 3000-meter race, coming in at 10:38.44, while senior Gabby DeVito finished a close behind in second place with a time of 10:38.50.

The Lions return to action on Friday, Feb. 8 for the two-day David Hemery Valentine Invitational as they travel to Boston University.

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