Thursday, May 1, 2014

Hawks Perform Well at Benedictine

Women's Track and Field: Mary Piltaver 2014
Piltaver set a PR and qualified for nationals in the 1500m. (Jim Cummins)
LISLE, Ill. – The Harper women's track and field performed well at the Benedictine Twilight over the weekend. They were led by national-qualifying performances from distance runners Mary Piltaver (/Conant) and Lori Delfin (/Wheeling), and several others set PR's in their events.

Piltaver crossed the finish line in 5:26.56 (PR) in the 1500-meter run while Delfin was close behind with a time of 5:27.90 (PR). In the 400-meter dash, Taylor LoCoco (/Prairie Ridge) set a personal-best with a time of 1:05.40. Marisa Andreuccetti (Elk Grove Village, Ill./Conant) set a personal-best in the 800m with a time of 2:31.53.

The 4x100m relay team of Andreuccetti, Lara Sladek (/St. Viator), Stephanie Hurwitz (Rolling Meadows, Ill./Fremd), and LoCoco set a PR with a time of 53.28 seconds. In the 4x400m, Hurwitz, LoCoco, Andreuccetti and Brosnan achieved their best time of 4:37.85.

Three Hawks – Amanda Hagen (/Hoffman Estates) (23.27m), Anna Lanier (Dominican Republic/Home School) (18.30m) and Gabby Beaupre (Elk Grove Village, Ill./Elk Grove) (17.54m) – set PR's in the javelin.

Harper took 12th place as a team in a strong field. North Central (170 points) took top team honors, followed by Olivet Nazarene (123.5 points) and Illinois-Chicago (93 points).

The Hawks have one final tune-up at Carroll University on Saturday, May 3 before heading to the NJCAA Division III National Championship (hosted by Mohawk Valley Community College) from May 8-10.

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