May 29, 2007
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Senior Marcia Faustin finished eighth in the high jump to lead a group of three student-athletes from the Loyola University Chicago this weekend at the NCAA Mideast Region Outdoor track and field meet at Audrey J. Walton Stadium on the University of Missouri campus.
Faustin, a native of Orland Park, Ill., was Loyola's lone competitor in the field events at the meet and tied with Chen Edri of Memphis and Anna Marie Ricciardi of East Tennessee State at the 5-7.25.333 mark for eighth place. Earlier this month, Faustin won her fourth consecutive Horizon League Outdoor title in the high jump with a 5-7.75 mark. She became the first in league history to win four consecutive championships in the event and also won the event four consecutive years in indoor competition.
Amanda Domich represented the Ramblers in the distance races and finished 20th with a time of 18:02.65. The Algonquin, Ill., native won five league championships through four years of indoor and outdoor competition: the 5,000-meter title at the 2004 indoor championships, the 10,000-meter race at last season's outdoor meet before winning the 3,000 and 5,000-meter races at this season's indoor championships.
Freshman sprinter Tom Andreoni was Loyola's lone participant on the men's side. Andreoni, an Oak Creek, Wis., native, placed 27th in 55.55. Andreoni won his first career Horizon League Championship on May 11 with a personal-best effort of 54.11 in the final heat of the 400-meter hurdle race to become the second Rambler to win the league title in the event, with Erik Joss taking the title in 2003 with a time of 54.55.