March 9, 2014

Women’s Track Finishes Ninth At ECAC Championships

BOSTON – Six Sacred Heart women's track and field athletes earned All-East honors this weekend as the Pioneers finished ninth at the ECAC Championships, held at the Boston University Track and Tennis Center.

The Pioneers got their first team points of the meet on Friday as freshman Nicole Bartosch (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) finished seventh in the pentathlon with 3,409 points. She tied for third in the high jump, was sixth in the long jump, and seventh in the 800m as she earned All-East accolades for the pentathlon. Sacred Heart earned 11 more points in the 5000 meters. Senior Brianna Castrogivanni (Commack, N.Y.) finished second in the race with a time of 16:34.71 with Elizabeth Hutchins (Pawcatuck, Conn.) placing sixth in 16:48.50. Both runners earned All-East honors for the event.

Kolbi Smith (Valatie, N.Y.) and Lindsay Aponte (West Islip, N.Y.) were named All-East for their performance in the shot put. Smith finished in third place with a throw of 50'3.25" as Aponte was seventh with a toss of 46'10.25". This is the second year in a row that Aponte has been All-East in the shot put. Katelyn Racanelli (Riverside, Conn.) also earned a second straight All-East honor in the 500m. Racanelli finished sixth in the event with a time of 1:14.21. Emma Bolduc (Peterborough, N.H.) ran a sub-10 minute 3000m, finishing 10th in her heat with a time of 9:59.94.

Sacred Heart finished the meet with 24 points, three points behind Monmouth for eighth place.