Cannoneers compete at Mark Young Invitational

Cannoneers compete at Mark Young Invitational

NEW HAVEN, CT– The Pratt Institute Cannoneers' track and field team competed at the Mark Young Invitational on the campus of Yale University on Saturday afternoon.

The Cannoneers began the meet with a pair of impressive showings in the field events. Remi Urreta posted an 11th place finish in the women's shot put, recording a throw of 8.98 meters. Cory Marks enjoyed a top-20 finish in the women's discus – registering a 19.25-meter toss on her final attempt.

Pratt's Dylan Cabral began the track events by completing the 1500 meters in a time of 4:53, good for 35th overall. In the women's 1500 meters, the Cannoneers placed four athletes in the top-40, led by Peg Smith's 21st place finish. Eliza Ross (33rd), Lolo Walker (38th) and Emily Kraus (40th) followed, as Pratt continued to excel in distance events.

In the women's 800 meters, a trio of Cannoneers – Smith, Walker, and Ross –all finished in the top-35 of a field that included several top Division I runners. On the men's side, Cabral concluded his day with a 2:21 pace in the 800.

Hannah Adams' 13th place finish in the women's 100 meters began Pratt's sprint events. Aside from Adams, three additional Cannoneers enjoyed top-25 finishes in the event – Audrey Howard (14th), Kathy Neblett (21st), and Madeleine Demichele (25th). In the 200 meters, Audrey Howard's 30.7 finish was good for 20th place. Adams and Neblett also placed in the top-30, finishing 21st and 29th, respectively.

Newcomer Megan Paris, competing against some of the best 400 meter runners from the Ivy League, crossed the finish line in 1:20, good for 20th overall. 

In the 4x400 meter relay, the Pratt quartet of Hannah Adams, Madeleine Demichele, Kathy Neblett, and Audrey Howard concluded the meet with a 9th place finish.

UP NEXT: The Cannoneers return to New Jersey to compete in the Osprey Open and Multi Meet on the campus of Stockton University on Friday, April 13.