Penetar, Nardello to compete in ECAC tournament

By Arielle Friscia
March 5, 2009

Cabrini’s athletic teams are having a very successful season this winter.

The men’s and women’s track team headed to New York University Fast Track Invitational in New York City at the Armory Track.

There were countless events that were run on Friday, Feb. 27. Cabrini’s track team had a successful day.

Starting with the women’s relay team who qualified for National Collegiate Athletic Association with a time of 3:58 4X400m relay.

“Qualifying for Nationals in the 4X400 was my main goal this season,” Dana Nardello, sophomore special education major, said. “After qualifying I felt like all of our hard work finally paid off. I was really proud of the team.”

Nardello a sprinter for the track and field team, has been working hard all season. The results show of her hard work during this track and field season.

Nardello is also racing at the Eastern College Athletic Conference championship after running a 1:20 in the 500m.

“I know that I have to continue to work hard these next two weeks if we want to run well at Nationals,” Nardello said.

On the men’s side, Eddie Penetar, sophomore psychology major, is heading to the ECAC championships. He qualified after running a 4:17 in his 1600m races and 8:39 in the 3000m run.

Penatar a distance runner for Cabrini has been working hard on the men’s side to get the good times that he has been getting in his meets.

Penatar feels confident in the ECAC’s and that he would have a pretty good shot at winning the race. He is hoping to have a pretty good shot in running the race.

“If I stay healthy and run the right race I will have a pretty good shot,” Penetar said.

Penetar said he was trying to stay in shape to run good times in the 1500m and 5k outdoors and that was his main goal for this season.

“In high school the mile was always my event, because I was stronger than all the 800 runners and quicker than all the two milers,” Penetar said. ” In college, I am strong at the 5k as well, but the 3k seems to be a great distance for me. It is short enough to use my mile speed, and long enough to show my 5k strength.”

The ECAC’s start on March 6 in Medford, Mass., for a two- day event with Cabrini College running in the races. The NCAA’s start on March 13 in Terre Haute, Ind., for a two-day event as well.

Arielle Friscia

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