Pioneer Women Place 11th at New England Championship
EASTON, MA (May 12, 2013) - The Sacred Heart women's track and field team finished tied for 11th at the 2013 New England Outdoor Championship held at Stonehill College in Easton, MA. The Pioneers had six All-New England peformances over the course of the weekend.
Junior Lindsay Aponte (West Islip, NY) led the way with a third place finish in the shot put. Aponte garnered All-New England honors thanks to a throw of 46'1.50". Aponte, who won the event last spring, adds All-New England honors to her resume once again. She follows up her All-Northeast Conference performance in the shot put thanks to her win at that event.
The Pioneer duo of junior Brianna Castrogivanni (Commack, NY) and senior Michelle Navarro (Piscataway, NJ) took fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 3,000 meter steeple chase to garner All-New England accolades. Navarro earns the regional honor for the second-straight year after placing eighth last spring. She finished fifth at this year's event, clocking in at 10:44.34, her fastest time of the season. Castrogivanni improved upon her 10th place finish last season to take fifth this time around, running in 10:42.53.
Senior Alyssa Selmquist (Northford, CT), who garnered All-New England honors in the 10,000 meters last year, earned the honor again this season but this time in the 5,000 meter run. Selmquist turned in a time of 17:22.66.
In the 400 meter dash finals, junior Katelyn Racanelli () repeated her All-New England performance from 2012 with a sixth place finish at this year's meet. Racanelli clocked in with a time of 57.53 seconds.
The Pioneer 4x100 meter relay team earned All-New England status with an eighth place finish in the event. The team of freshman Angela Harrison (North Haledon, NJ), junior Seanne Denny (Randolph, NJ), senior Julianna Cappadona (North Attleboro, MA) and sophomore Dylan Baker (Petersham, MA) clocked in at 48.06 seconds, their fastest time this outdoor season.