Freshmen Shine at Frank Colden Invitational

Holy Family Indoor Track & Field competes at Frank Colden Invitational (02/02/13)


Collegeville, Pa. - The Holy Family University men's and women's indoor track & field teams competed at the annual Frank Colden Invitational hosted by Ursinus College Saturday afternoon at the Ursinus Bakes Field House. 
On the men's side, freshman Louise Simone (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan) recorded two top-10 finishes on the afternoon to lead the Tigers.  Simone finished fourth overall in the 400-meter dash with a new personal-best time of 52.72 seconds.  He then picked up a seventh place showing in the 200-meter dash with another career-best time of 23.91 seconds.  Senior Patrick Monteith (Philadelphia, Pa/LaSalle) also competed in the 200-meter dash as he finished 21st overall in a time of 24.84 seconds. 
In the 60-meter hurdles, junior Travis Perinho (Riverside, N.J./Riverside) finished tenth overall as he recorded a time of 9.14 seconds.  Junior Thomas Mandese (Woodridge, N.J./Bergen Catholic) also recorded a top-10 finish as he finished eighth overall in the shot put event.  Mandese recorded a distance of 40' 8.25” (12.40m). 
Furthermore, senior David Richardson (Fairless Hills, Pa.) competed in the one mile run and recorded a time of 4:45.96 for a 28th place showing.
On the women's side, three sprinters recorded new career-bests in the 200-meter dash.  Freshman Elizabeth Harper () and sophomore Mia Hicks (Philadelphia, Pa.) finished ninth and 11th respectively.  Harper recorded a new personal-best time of 27.96 seconds, while Hicks topped her previous-best in 28.25 seconds.  Freshman Lisa Abramski (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) finished 27th overall in a time of 30.34 seconds, while sophomore Jade Myers () recorded a personal-best time of 32.30 seconds (48th). 
In the 400-meter dash, Harper also recorded a new personal-best with a time of 1:03.98.  Her time was good enough for an 11th place finish.  Hicks also came through with a new career-best after finishing 17th overall in a time of 1:04.43.  Freshman Jennifer Boyle (Monroe Woodbury, N.Y./Monroe Woodbury) followed close as she finished 20th overall in a time of 1:04.53.
Abramski came away with a new personal-best as she finished sixth overall in the 60-meter hurdles.  Abramski recorded a preliminary time of 10.32 seconds to advance to the finals.  In the finals, Abramski topped her time as she finished in 10.23 seconds.  She also competed in the long jump event and finished 13th overall with a distance of 14'2.5” (4.33m).
Also competing in the field events was freshman Jeanne Berry (Mallaga, N.J./Delsea Regional) who finished 22nd overall in the shot put event.  Berry tallied a distance of 30'6.25” (9.30m). 
Junior Valerie Miller (Cinnaminson, N.J./Cinnaminson) recorded a time of 2:51.46 in the 800-meter run to finish 35th overall. 
Holy Family is back in action on Saturday, Feb. 9 as the Tigers compete at the CTC Championship.
  - HFU -

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