Women’s Track Wrap Up Final Day Of New England Indoor Championship; Encarnacao Earns All-New England

Reading, MA Sophomore Takes Home All-New England Honors In 400-Meter

The Stonehill College women’s track and field team concluded their weekend at the New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association (NEICAAA) Indoor Track & Field Championship as the squad finished in 13th place while also seeing Kaytlin Encarnacao (Reading, MA / Reading Memorial) earn All-New England honors in the 400-meter finals. To earn All-New England status, student-athletes needed to record a top-eight finish in their respective events. 


  • After qualifying yesterday in the 400-meter prelims with a time of 58.83 seconds, Encarnacao finished fourth and topped her qualifying time with a new personal record of 58.16 seconds. With her strong time, Encarnacao earned All-New England status while also having finished within the top-10 each time she has competed in the 400-meter race this season. 
  • In the 60-meter hurdles prelims, the Skyhawks saw four runners place within the top-20. Casey Gannon (Warwick, R.I. / Toll Gate) led the way in ninth place (9.19 seconds) followed by Madison Rousseau (Canton, Mass. / Canton) in 13th place with a new personal best of 9.32 seconds.
  • Not far behind Rousseau were Savanna Macaluso (Ellington, Conn. / Ellington) in 14th place (9.34 seconds) and Abigail Creamer (Warwick, R.I. / La Salle Academy) in 19th place with a time of 9.48 seconds. 
  •  Jillian Howard (Weston, Mass. / Weston) had a strong outing in the 3k race when she crossed the finish line in 13th place with a time of 10:28.89. In each individual race, she’s competed in this season, Howard has finished no lower than the top-15. 

Other Performances:

  • For field events, Krista Stracqualursi (Tewksbury, Mass. / Tewksbury Memorial) partook in the shotput event and recorded a toss of 11.06 meters for a 15th place finish. Every time Straacqualursi has competed in the shot put, she has finished within the top-15 in each event this season. 
  • Stonehill’s 4×400 meter relay collected an eighth-place finish with a time of 4:04.28. Representing the Skyhawks in the relay were Gannon (1:01.8), Meghan Sambrook (East Greenbush, N.Y. / Columbia) (1:02.0), Encarnacao (58.8), and Ashley Warren (Natick, Mass. / Natick) (1:01.6). 
  • Finally, in the distance medley, Stonehill finished in eighth-place with a collective time of 13:23.20. Erin Johnston (East Providence, R.I. / La Salle Academy), Warren,  Caitlin Swanson (Middleboro, Mass. / Middleboro), and Rebecca Erhard (Wenham, Mass. / Hamilton Wenham) all competed in the event for the Skyhawks. 
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