February 14, 2010

Huskies Compete at Cornell Meet

ITHACA, NY-The Bloomsburg University men's and women's indoor track team took part in the Kane Invitational on Friday and Saturday hosted by Cornell University. The meet featured over 20 teams and 1,300 athletes.

On Friday in the Pentathlon, Michelle Christmann (Oradell, NJ/RiverDell Regional) and Jamie Petrella (Ringwood, NJ/Lakeland Regional) both made their collegiate debut in the event with Christmann scoring 2356 points and Petrella 2199. In the Heptathlon, Matt Stuck (Milton/Milton) finished the two-day event with 3755 points to finish 10th, while Stephen Grib (Vernon, NJ/Vernon) was 13th overall with 3683 points.

On the women's side, Angela Borealo (Easton/Easton) qualified for 3000 meter event the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) championships in two weeks with a time of 10:16.69, second-best all-time at Bloomsburg. Also earning a trip to the PSAC championships was Kaila Hassler (Schnecksville/Parkland) in the 60 meter event with a time of 8.16 seconds.

Other top performances for the women were Brooke Matza (Shavertown/Lake-Lehman) setting a new school indoor record in the shot put with a mark of 10.19 meters (33'5.25"), while Ashley Mancil (Bloomsburg/Bloomsburg) tied her school record set a week ago in the pole vault with a mark of 3.05 meters (10'0).

Turning in season-best performances were Erin Hanosek (Macungie/Emmaus) in the 400 meter with a time of 1:04.49; Katie Filemyr (Springfield/Cardinal O'Hara) in the mile with a time of 5:33.24; Katie McShay (Springfield/Cardinal O'Hara) in the mile with a time of 5:36.25, Valerie Homer (East Stroudsburg/East Stroudsburg South) in the 60 meters in 8.37 seconds (just missing the PSAC qualifying time) and Alilia Anderson (Glenside/Cheltenham) in the long jump with a mark of 4.65 meters (15'3.25").

For the men, Bobby Furman (Broomall/Marple Newton) qualified for the PSAC championships in the 3000 meters with a run of 8:58.43. Turning in season-best performances were Justin Woerth (Christiana/Solanco) in the 800 meters in 2:01.96; Sean Duffy (Newtown/Council Rock South) in the 800 meters in 2:03.91; Tod Watts (Lebanon/Cedar Crest) in the 60 meters with a time of 7.38 seconds (off by one tenth of a second to qualifying for the PSAC championships); Michael Hookham (Middlesex, NJ/Middlesex) in the 1000 meters in 2:36.89; Aaron Hacker (Dover/Dover) in the 60 meters in 7.43 seconds and Abu Siddique (Lansdale/North Penn) in the 400 meters in 52.96 seconds.

The Huskies will compete on Friday at the Susquehanna Open with field events beginning at 4:00 p.m. and track events begin at 4:30 p.m.. This will be the team's last meet in preparation for the PSAC Championships on February 27-28 at Edinboro.