Galeano Wins Hammer for Second-Straight Year at Landmark's

Galeano Wins Hammer for Second-Straight Year at Landmark's

WASHINGTON — The Catholic University of America women's track & field team competed at the 2018 Landmark Conference Outdoor Championship hosted by Elizabethtown and finished fifth overall thanks to several strong individual performances.

Junior thrower Andrea Galeano was victorious in the hammer throw for the second-straight season as her toss of 46.64 meters led the pack and was less than a meter off the championship record set by Catholic's own Mary Clark. She was joined on the hammer podium by junior Brenna Coppola who took sixth with a throw of 35.79 meters.

Galeano also added a point for Catholic in the shot put with a distance of 10.57 meters in the eight spot.

Senior Kiera Lyons set a school record and a new personal record by 16 seconds in the steeplechase as she earned the silver with a time of 11:12.62, less than a half-second off the pace.

Sophomore Emily Tighe joined Lyons as a point-getter in the steeple with a time of 12:39.08; good for eighth. 

Lyons also added two podium finishes with a sixth-place finish in the 1,500 at 4:54.17 and a seventh performance in the 5,000 with a time of 18:40.82.

Freshman hurdler Natalie Troy had one of Catholic's top finishes as she grabbed a bronze medal in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:08.67. She was joined on the podium by sophomore Emily Schubert who took seventh at 1:13.30.

Rookie Victoria Carlini took her place on the podium thanks to a fifth-place finish 800 with a time of 2:21.34.

The Cardinals also got two points in the javelin thanks to a seventh-place toss by sophomore Gabby Tomasura at 30.74 meters.

Catholic's 4x100 relay team took fifth as senior Lauren Haynes, rookie Madeline Baker, sophomore Grace Boras and sophomore Madeleine Strokis combined for a time of 52.89 seconds.

The 4x400 team of Boras, Troy, Carlini and Strokis moved up a spot to fourth at 4:15.38.

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