Curit Earns NE-10 Track Rookie Of The Week Award

Stonehill freshman collects fourth-straight weekly honor, 14th total in career

Maria Curit

EASTON, Mass. (April 23, 2012) – Stonehill College freshman Maria Curit (Biddeford, Maine/Biddeford) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10) Track Rookie of the Week, it was announced earlier today.

Curit helped the Skyhawks finish third overall in the 4x400-meter relay at the Holy Cross Crusades meet on Saturday breaking a school record in the process. She ran the second leg in 57.1-seconds, as Stonehill ran a time of 3:54.47. Curit also placed eighth overall in the 100-meter dash (12.78-seconds), and sixth in the 200-meter dash (26.02-seconds). It was the first time that Curit had competed in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash this season.

Curit was outstanding for Stonehill on the track and in the field last week as she broke the school record in the 400-meter run at the Skyhawk Invitational as well as the long jump. Curit, who finished first in both events, posted a time of 57.58-seconds in the 400-meter run and a leap of 17-feet and 11.75-inches in the long jump.

Counting the indoor season, Curit has earned 14 weekly awards from the NE-10. 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) during the indoor campaign. So far this season, Curit has earned one Track Athlete of the Week award (4/9), four Track Rookie of the Week selections (4/3, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23) and two Field Rookie of the Week honors (4/9, 4/16).

Stonehill returns to action on Thursday, April 26 at the at Penn Relays hosted by University of Pennsylvania (Franklin Field; Philadelphia, Pa.).