SOMERSET, N.J. – Sacred Heart women's track and field saw four Pioneers earn All-NEC distinctions, as announced by the conference office. Emma Cary (10,000m) and Jacqueline Thorne (3000m steeplechase) highlighted SHU's contingent with First Team nods.
Cary earned a spot on the All-NEC First Team following her first career NEC individual title in the 10,000m, Cary made personal history, previously finishing third (2018), fifth (2017) and eighth (2016) in the 10,000m throughout her career at the NEC Outdoor Championships. She clocked in at 38:30.74 to claim her first career All-NEC honor. Cary also grabbed an All-NEC Second Team honor with her runner-up finish in the 5000m. She crossed the line with a personal-best time of 17:41.12, finishing just 4.07 seconds behind the first place runner.
Thorne used her first place finish in the 3000m steeplechase to earn an All-NEC First Team selection. Competing in the 3000m steeplechase for the first time in her career at the NEC Championships, Thorne certainly made a strong impression with her personal-best time of 11:07.45 to edge out the runner-up by a little more than three seconds to claim the victory.
Madelyn Bradway earned a spot on the All-NEC Second Team with her second place finish in the hammer throw. The junior threw a personal-best 50.02m to earn the runner-up result and the first All-NEC selection of her career.
SHU's 4x800m relay team of Bianca De Lucia, Olivia Weiss, Julia Koenig and Thorne combined to take second place with a time of 9:08.25 to earn All-NEC Second Team honors. The Pioneers' time of 9:08.25 bested the previous NEC Championship record coming into the day of 9:09.95 previously held by Wagner back in the 2014 title meet.
Rounding out postseason awards was the All-Rookie selections as Angela Kaiser was the fastest freshman competitor in the 3000m steeplechase while Grace Glennon earned All-Rookie Team honors in the pole vault. Kaiser impressed in the steeple, placing seventh overall with a personal-best time of 11:48.71. Glennon scored an impressive fifth place finish in her first career NEC Outdoor Championship appearance, setting a new personal-best with a mark of 3.20m.