Philly College Results Day 2 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Eleanor Mancini of La Salle Places 19th in 10,000 Meters Final

June 8, 2023 –

The women began their quest for a national championship in Austin.

La Salle’s Eleanor Mancini ran in the 10,000 Meters final. Mancini turned in a time of 35:19.21.

Philly schools had athletes run in 3000 Meters Steeplechase and the 4 x 400 Relay.

Let’s look at the details.

10,000 Meters Final

Mancini went to the front early in the East Region final and separated herself from the pack. She could not get out ahead in the beginning stages of the race. Mancini went to the outside in order not to get boxed in. Her best split time came in the first 400 meters running a 1:15.16. In the first eight minutes of the race the La Salle distance runner was in the top ten. At the ten minute mark she faded back and went to the rail. Mancini could not keep in contact with the lead pack. She did make up some ground in the latter stages of the race, but was not in serious contention. Mancini ran a 1:22.49 last 400 meters.

The national champion in the Women’s 10,000 Meters is Everlyn Kemboi of Utah Valley who set a facility record with a time of 32:39.08. She won the race by nearly 8 seconds over the second place finisher Emily Venters of Utah.

3000 Meters Steeplechase Semifinal

Penn and Villanova had an athlete running in the event, but neither would qualify for the final on Saturday. Olivia Morganti of Penn placed 8th in her heat and was 16th overall with a time of 10:05.04. In the same heat Lydia Olivere of Villanova competed. She covered the distance in 10:18.93 for 21st place. Both runners had consistent splits, but faded in laps 6 and 7 to negate their chances of advancing. Morganti’s best split time came in Lap 4 with a time of 1:24.07. Olivere had her best time in Lap 2 turning in a 1:24.08. The best qualifying time to advance came from Olivia Markezich of Notre Dame who crossed the finish line in 9:40.81.

4 x 400 Relay Semifinal

The University of Pennsylvania team finished fourth in their heat running a season best 3:33.43. However Penn did not qualify for the final, The team placed 16th in the summary results of the heats. Isabella Whittaker and Jocelyn Niemiec ran the first two legs in 1:47.24. Moforehan Abinusawa took the baton and ran a 53.52 before passing to anchor runner Christiana Nwachuku. The final leg time for Penn was 52.87.

The final field will be the top two finishers in each heat plus the next three best times.

Written By: Glenn Papazian


Eleanor Mancini – Photo Courtesy of La Salle Athletic Communications

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