By Jordan Washington
The Lions hosted the TCNJ invitational over the weekend, marking their first time racing on their home track this season.
The TCNJ invitational is an annual track competition at the College where events take place at the Track and Field Complex on campus.
On the women’s side, the College got off to a fast start when junior Christine Woods blasted into first place of the 400-meter hurdles with a blazing time of 1:06.71.
Speed was the key for the Lions, as they also took home the win in the women’s 4×100 relays. The relay team consisted of freshman Maria Grill, sophomore Shannon Lambert, junior Sam Gorman and sophomore Dana Deluca, who dominated with a time of 50.01.
Gorman was also successful in the 100-meter, as she ran into third with a time of 12.63. Gorman added to her busy day by nabbing second place in the 200-meter with a time of 25.46. In the 400-meter, freshman Megan Gasnick took third with a time of 58.66. Freshman Alli Uhl came close to second place in the 800-meter, as she clocked in with a time of 2:15.22.
At the same time, the men were also competing and representing the College. In the 3000-meter, three men came in the top 12. Junior Mike Zurzolo ran into second place with a time of 9:01.38. In fourth place was senior Quinn Wasko at 9:04.09. Rounding out the three great performances was freshman John Raisley at 9:21.20.
Freshman Jaiden Elliot took third place in the triple jump competition with a mark of 13.76. Junior Stephen Huber earned fourth place with an astounding throw of 48.63.
The Lions’ schedule resumes on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12 at Kutztown University for the Mondschein Multi in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.