Curit posts first place finish at UConn Spring Invitational
EASTON, Mass. (April 4, 2012) – Stonehill College freshman Maria Curit (Biddeford, Maine/Biddeford) has named the Women's Track Rookie of the Week by the Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10), it was announced earlier this week.
Curit posted the Skyhawks top finish at the UConn Spring Invitational with a first place showing in the 400 meter run in 59.21 seconds. Curit was the only runner out of the field of 15 competitors to break the one-minute barrier.
Curit earns her first-career Rookie of the Week award for the outdoor season after collecting seven weekly awards during the indoor campaign. Curit earned one Track Athlete of the Week award (2/13), three Track Rookie of the Week honors (12/6/11, 1/23 and 2/13) and three Field Rookie of the Week awards (1/23, 2/20, 2/28).
This past indoor season, Curit garnered USTFCCCA All-East Region team accolades in three events including the 400 meter run, long jump and the distance medley relay. Curit provisionally qualified in the 400 meter run with a school record time of 57.46 seconds at the Boston University (BU) Valentine Invitational placing 17th overall (133 competitors). Curit also teamed up with seniors Jill Alves (Whitman, Mass./Whitman-Hanson), Maura Ferrarini (Springfield, Mass./Cathedral) and freshman Sarah Wilson (West Suffield, Conn./Suffield) in the distance medley relay at the same meet and helped the quartet post a provisional qualifying and school record time of 12:03.47 in the event.
Curit earned three All-Conference honors at the Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10) Championships winning the long jump with a school record distance of 17-feet and 9.75-inches while placing second in the 400 meter run in 58.00 seconds. Curit also helped Stonehill's 4x400 meter relay team to a second place finish and school record time in the event with a time of 4:01.91 alongside teammates Lauren Hanlon (Georgetown, Mass./Georgetown), Katie Polakowski (Essex Junction, Vt./Essex) and Christen Carrier (Manchester, N.H./Manchester Central).
Curit has helped re-write four school records in just one season at Stonehill (400, long jump, 4x400, distance medley relay), provisionally qualified in two events (400, distance medley relay), earned three NE-10 All-Conference honors, posted three top-five finishes (one first place) in the 400 meters, one top-five finish in the 200 meters and four top-five finishes (two first place) in the long jump.