Svensen 10K Record Propels Pioneers To Top Of Team Standings

Kate Svensen won gold in the 10,000 at the 2018 NEC Championship, setting an NEC record in the process. (Photo: NEC)
Kate Svensen won gold in the 10,000 at the 2018 NEC Championship, setting an NEC record in the process. (Photo: NEC)

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The Sacred Heart University women's track and field team is atop the team leader board after the first day of the 2018 Northeast Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The Pioneers have scored 49 points thus far, leading CCSU by five points and Robert Morris by eight.

Kate Svensen set an NEC record on her way to winning the 10,000m. She crossed the line at 35:30.87, nearly half a minute under the old mark, set by Eimear Black at the 2014 championship. The Pioneers also earned the top spot in the 4x800m relay on Saturday.

The Championship concludes Sunday, at Mount St. Mary's in Emmitsburg, Md.


  • Svensen won the 10,000 by 79 seconds, over CCSU senior Brittany Mendelson
  • Emma Cary earned six points for the Pioneers, placing third at 38:05.51

4x800M relay

Shot Put

  • Kathryn Matrisciano earned fourth place with a throw of 43'8" on her first throw of the event
  • Brianna Lavinier also used her first-round throw, 40' 7¾", to place sixth
  • Samantha Curran finished in seventh place with her second-round throw of 39' 10"


  • Erika Johnson earned fifth-place with a second-round throw of 132'10"
  • Elizabeth Tevnan finished in sixth place with a top throw of 130'4" on her third throw
  • Matrisciano threw 129'2" on her second attempt and placed seventh

High Jump


  • Tanaya Wade earned the final spot, running a 12.50 and placing second in the third heat behind the top qualifier, Ashley Blackwell from LIU


  • Hannah Chamblin won her heat and qualified second with a run of 2:15.23
  • Caroline Conte is the fourth qualifier at a time of 2:15.37, placing third in the first prelim heat


100m Hurdles

  • Kramer finished fourth in the opening prelim heat with a time of 15:48 and earned the seventh spot in the finals

400m Hurdles

  • Camille McKenzie finished second in the first –heat with a time of 1:03.58 and is the sixth qualifier