Kowalczyk, O'Connell Earn All-Conference Honors at NE-10 outdoor track championshipsMay 5, 2007
NORTHEAST-10 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP
hosted by Massachusetts Lowell
LOWELL, Mass. --- Field standouts JOE KOWALCZYK (PG, Wilbraham, MA/Minnechaug) and MOLLY O'CONNELL (SO, Sandy State, UT/Juan Diego Catholic) took the spotlight for the Assumption College outdoor track team at the Northeast-10 Conference outdoor championships hosted by the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Kowalcyzk earned second-team all-conference honors in the discus with his second-best career throw (43.15m/141-07) and then qualified for the New England Invitational with his career-best and first-ever 50-plus shot put throw (50-00.75/15.26m) finishing third in the event. Kowalczyk finished 20th (45-06.25) at the New England Indoor Championships (February 24).
O'Connell earned second-team all-conference honors in the shot put with her career-best throw of 42-00.75 (12.82m). She also qualified for the New England Invitational in the event. She also took a fourth in the discus (34.98m/114-09).
Other scorers for the Greyhounds included senior NICOLE PANKEY (Portsmouth, RI/Portsmouth) with fourth in the 200-meters (27.33) and career-best 13.08 sixth-place finish in the 100-meter event. Junior BROOKE PERRON (Hubbardston, MA/Quabbin) was third in the 800-meter event with a career-best 2:21.64 time, while junior ROSIE LOTOCKY (Stamford, CT/Trinity Catholic) took a sixth in the hammer (30.44m/99-10) with a career-best toss.
For the men, junior BRIAN CACCAVALE (Hopedale, MA/Hopedale) was sixth in the high jump (1.87m/6-01.50) and freshman CONOR GALLAGHER (Chicago, IL/St. Ignatius Prep) was sixth in the long jump (6.54m/21-05.50)---a career-best jump.
The New England Invitational is scheduled for Friday and Saturday (May 11-12) hosted by Dartmouth College.
WOMEN'S TEAM RESULTS: 1, Southern Connecticut (200); 2, Massachusetts Lowell (153); 3, Bryant (122); 4, Stonehill (81); 5, Bentley (35); 6, Assumption (27)
WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS:
MEGAN CALLAHAN (0.25 points) (JR, Franklin, MA/Franklin): 9, high jump (1.37m/4-06.00) (CAREER BEST); 6, 4x400 meter relay (4:31.38)
SHAUNA DI CECCA (FR, Chelmsford, MA/Chelmsford): 12, shot put (9.01m/29-06.75); 11, discus (26.24m/86-01)
YVONNE FLANDERS (SR, Dunstable, MA/Westford Academy): 10, 5,000-meters (20:36.10)
KRISTINA FOX (JR, Smithfiedl, RI/Smithfield): 10. javelin (29.70m/97-05) (CAREER BEST)
ALYSSA GAGLIONE (SO, Cranston, RI/LaSalle Academy): 9, 3,000-meters (12:30.89)
JEN GONET (SO, South Attleboro, MA/Bishop Feehan): 11, shot put (9.93m/32-07.00) (CAREER BEST); 9, discus (29.30m/96-01) (CAREER BEST)
HEATHER GOSTYLA (0.25 points) (SO, Bloomfield, CT/Northwest Catholic): 7, 800-meters (2:28.11); 6, 4x400 meter relay (4:31.38)
ALICIA KING (0.25 points) (FR, Stoughton, MA/Stoughton): 9, 400 meters (1:09.06); 6, 4x400 meter relay (4:31.38)
LAUREN KING (0.5 points) (JR, Stoughton, MA/Stoughton): 12, 200-meters (28.61); 13, 100-meters (13.55); 5, 4x100 meter relay (53.29)
TERESA KUEHHAS (0.5 points) (JR, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY/Sachem): 5, 4x100 meter relay (53.29)
ROSIE LOTOCKY (1 point) (JR, Stamford, CT/Trinity Catholic): 6, hammer (30.44m/99-10) (CAREER BEST)
JOYCE MUDYMBA (0.75 points) (JR, Malden, MA/Malden): 5, 4x100 meter relay (53.29); 6, 4x400 meter relay (4:31.38)
AMIE NOLAN (SR, East Greenwich, RI/East Greenwich): 12, 1,500 meters (5:41.42)
MOLLY O'CONNELL (12 points) (SO, Sandy State, UT/Juan Diego Catholic): 2, shot put (12.82m/42-00.75) (CAREER BEST) (SECOND-TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE) (QUALIFIED FOR NEW ENGLAND MEET); 4, discus (34.98m/114-09)
NICOLE PANKEY (5 points) (SR, Portsmouth, RI/Portsmouth): 4, 200-meters (27.33); 6, 100-meters (13.08) (CAREER BEST); 9, triple jump (10.14m/33-03.25)
BROOKE PERRON (6 points) (JR, Hubbardston, MA/Quabbin): 3, 800-meters (2:21.64) (CAREER BEST)
ASHLEY RIVARD (0.5 points) (FR, East Hartford, CT/East Hartford): 5, 4x100 meter relay (53.29)
CRISTIE TOWER (SR, Attleboro, MA/Attleboro): 13, shot put (8.73m/28-07.75); 13, discus (23.51m/77-01)
4x100 meter relay (2 points): 5th place (53.29), 1, Lauren KING; 2, Teresa KUEHHAS, 3, Joyce MUDYMBA; 4, Ashley RIVARD.
4x400 meter relay (1 point): 6th place (4:31.38), 1, Megan CALLAHAN; 2, Heather GOSTYLA; 3, Alicia KING; 4, Joyce MUDYMBA.
MEN'S TEAM RESULTS: 1, Southern Connecticut (208); 2, Massachusetts Lowell (143); 3, Stonehill (119); 4, Bryant (63); 5, Bentley (31); 6, Saint Rose (24); 7, Assumption (16); 8, Pace (7); 9, American International (1)
MEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS:
BRIAN CACCAVALE (1 point) (JR, Hopedale, MA/Hopedale): 6, high jump (1.87m/6-01.50)
CHARLES DILLON (FR, Manchester, NJ/Manchester Twp): 13, 400-meter hurdles (1:01.11) (CAREER BEST)
SHAWN DOMINIK (JR, Saugus, MA/Saugus): 14, discus (32.60m/106-11)
IAN FERGUSON (SO, Haverhill, MA/Maynard): 19, 1,500-meters (4:24.37)
JOSH FOSHER (SO, Exeter, NH/Exeter): 12, javelin (42.44m/139 03) (CAREER BEST)
CONOR GALLAGHER (1 point) (FR, Chicago, IL/St. Ignatius Prep): 6, long jump (6.54m/21-05.50) (CAREER BEST); 17, 100-meters (12.06)
JOE KOWALCZYK (14 points) (PG, Wilbraham, MA/Minnechaug): 2, discus (43.15m/141-07) (SECOND-TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE); 3, shot put (15.26m/50-00.75) (CAREER BEST) (QUALIFIED FOR NEW ENGLAND MEET)