Micksy Wins 2 Golds, Silver At W. Pa. Champs
April 2, 2005
Pittsburgh, Pa. - Senior Kristen Micsky (Greenville, Pa. / Reynolds) captured two golds and a silver as she led Duquesne University's women's outdoor track & field team to a third place finish (of 14 teams) at the Western Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Championships Saturday at Carnegie Mellon's Gesling Stadium.
Micsky finished first in the long jump (17 feet, 00.50 inches) and the triple jump (37 feet, 10.50 inches). Her leap of 5 feet, 2.25 inches was good for second in the high jump.
The Dukes won five events at this annual meet. Freshman Samantha Howard (Moon Twp., Pa. / Moon) won the 1,500 meter run with a time of 4:49.56. Fellow frosh Amy Ruffalo (Bradford Woods, Pa. / North Allegheny) took the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 11:29.78. Duquesne's 800 meter relay team took the gold with a time of 9:31.50.
Duquesne next heads to the University of Virginia's Lou Onesty/Milton Abramson Invitational which will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 15th & 16th in Charlottesville, Va.
Duquesne point winners
100 meter Melissa Blackburn 7th 13.51 (13.24pre) 200 meter Erica Moody 5th 26.86 Amelia Sofis 8th 27.86 400 meter Erica Moody 2nd 58.48 800 meter Tara Gerlach 2nd 2:18.36 Samantha Howard 5th 2:21.85 Alison Buchanan 6th 2:22.07 1500 meter Samantha Howard 1st 4:49.56 3000 meter steeplechase Amy Ruffalo 1st 11:29.78 Kate Szymaszek 7th 12:39.49 5000 meter Jenna Daggett 4th 19:25.2 10000 meter Lauren Boehm 3rd 40:36.9 4X400M relay 2nd 4:05.91 4X800M relay 1st 9:31.5 High Jump Kristen Micsky 2nd 5-02.25 Jennifer Thompson T6th 4-08.25 Long jump Kristen Micsky 1st 17-00.50 Triple jump Kristen Micsky 1st 37-0.50 Hammer throw Alana McClanahan 8th 119-06