Women’s Track and Field Setting the Pace for a Strong Season

The Sacred Heart University (SHU) women’s track and field team had a very successful showing at the annual Boston University John Terrier Classic, which took place from Jan 26 to Jan 27.

The Pioneers had seven top ten finishers in the John Terrier Classic, with five of the seven being in the pole vault event.

“The Terrier Classic is a huge meet, tons of teams, lots of entries,” said Head Coach Christian Morrison.

Morrison, who oversees both the men’s and women’s teams was impressed with the performance of the women’s team at the Terrier Classic.

“For any athlete to place in the top ten means they did pretty good. I was happy with the results we had in the meet,” said Morrison.

As the spring season is coming to an end, Morrison emphasized the importance of closing out the season on a high note.

“We still have the outdoor season after this, but we’re hoping to put a punctuation mark on the indoor season by having good outcomes at the conference championship and the New England Championship,” said Morrison.

Senior Kaylee Stenderowicz, who competes in jumps and sprints for the Pioneers was one of the university’s top performers, finishing in seventh place in the triple jump event at the Terrier Classic.

“I was happy with my performance. I still feel there is more to work towards, but it was a good stepping stone to where I want to be,” said Stenderowicz.

Stenderowicz offered high praise for the team and credited the Pioneers success with the hard work they’ve put in throughout the season.

“We’ve been at lift and practice every day working as hard as we can. Everyone’s making an effort to take care of their bodies. It’s important we do everything we can to get to where we want to be,” said Stenderowicz.

Another one of the Pioneers top performers was junior Jenna Engels.

“I am very excited, along with everyone else, since we all have a good feeling about the last few weeks of the season. We’ve worked hard for months and have the same end goal in mind, now it’s time to execute,” said Engels.

Engels also credited her strong work ethic towards placing 4th in the pole- vaulting event at the Terrier Classic, along with four of her other teammates finishing in the top 10.

“We all want the best for each other and push each other to do better than we think is even possible for ourselves,” said Engels.

The Pioneers strive to continue their excellence at the Northeast Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships on Feb. 18 and Feb. 19.

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