St. Lawrence University's women's track team has two individual champions and is three points off the lead in the team scores after day one of the 2009 ECAC Division III Indoor Championships at Tufts on Friday.
Wendy Pavlus won the 5000 meters in 17:27.97, easily below NCAA provisional qualifying standards and among the top 12 times in the country thus far this season. Pavlus was the defending ECAC champion in that event.
Alyssa Pirinelli also won another ECAC title, winning the shot put with a throw of 13.85 meters (45-5.25) to account for the Saint scoring in the meet.
Lisa Baron finished 10th in the shot put with a 11.82 meter throw while Jessica Venezia was 19th in the triple jump with a 10.55 meter jump. Kiersten LaPorte ran 8.91 seconds in the 55 meter hurdles qualifying, but did not advance to Saturday's final.
Mar. 7: Junior Alyssa Pirinelli finished second in the weight throw and the 4x800 relay team finished fifth to score the only points of the day for the St. Lawrence women's indoor track team at the 2009 ECAC Indoor Championships at Tufts on Saturday.
The Saints finished ninth among 51 scoring teams in the meet which was won by Springfield with 62 points. SLU finished with 32 points, 18 of them from Pirinelli, who won the shot in addition to finishing second in the weight and another ten from Friday's 5000 meter champion Wendy Pavlus.