NEWPORT, R.I. - Salve Regina University athletics resumes its summer series with a daily flashback to the top five moments of 2016-17 for each of its 19 varsity sports. Beginning with Memorial Day (Monday, May 29, 2017) and finishing with the final day of August, 95 moments (19 x 5) will be shared to relive the most exciting happenings of the most recent Seahawk season.
The New England Division III Track and Field Championships held at Williams College on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 saw three school records fall and Alex Demeo (Burlington, Mass.) place fourth in the 10,000 meters, garnering All-New England honors.
The grueling 6.2 mile race was contested Friday night. Demeo went out with the leaders and after a mile was in a second three person pack with two MIT runners.
Lap after lap, mile after mile Demeo led the other two, doing all the pace work as the two Engineers were content to sit behind her and cruise. After four miles, Demeo had dropped the second runner and was opening up a gap on the remaining MIT competitor. She made a move to pass Alex and opened up a lead which ultimately withered under Demeo's pressure. Demeo came roaring back, passed her opponent and left her behind.
The last mile was exhilarating as Alex kept up and even accelerated the pace, finishing almost a minute ahead of her previous best with a time of 38.20.73, smashing her own school record.
Salve Regina University
Salve Regina athletics sponsors 20 NCAA Division III varsity sports for men and women. The Seahawks compete in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC - baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, field hockey, football, men's ice hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, women's track and field, women's volleyball), New England Hockey Conference (NEHC - women's ice hockey), New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA - sailing). Beginning in 2017-18, Salve Regina will also sponsor equestrian as a varsity sport, and adds junior varsity programs for baseball and men's lacrosse.