Dukes Tied With URI For 1st At A-10s
May 7, 2005
Richmond, Va. - Duquesne University's women's outdoor track and field team is tied for first with Rhode Island after the first day of the 2005 Atlantic 10 Track & Field Championships at Richmond's Sports Backer Stadium. Both teams lead the pack with 64 points.
Duquesne freshman Amy Ruffolo, who captured the gold in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 10:33.39, eclipsed the previous A-10 record of 10:46.96, set in 2002 by Amy Taylor of Rhode Island.
"We are very happy that Amy won but her record-breaking time was unexpected," said Duquesne head coach Bryan Delsite. "She's had a great freshman year and has really picked up the steeplechase well."
Seniors Sarah Fetterman and Kristen Micsky joined Ruffolo in seizing A-10 individual titles in the pole vault (11-5 ¾) and long jump (18-7), respectively. Micsky also placed second in the high jump, which Fordham freshman Kerstin Greene won with a mark of 5-7.
Richmond is in third place with 55 points, followed by Massachusetts (28.5), Dayton (25), La Salle (22), Temple (18.5), Fordham (17), Saint Joseph's (15), and Xavier (3).
Day two of this tournament begins at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 8th.