JUMBOS OPEN SEASON AT NORTHEASTERN'S NEW BALANCE WINTER CARNIVAL
COLLEGE WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
New Balance Winter Carnival
At Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
Saturday, December 3, 2005
BOSTON -- At the non-scoring New Balance Winter Carnival on Saturday, the Tufts women's track & field team confirmed the expectation that a strength of the team's lies in the distance events. Most notable was the 3,000 meter run, in which sophomore Laura Walls (Clarksville, MD) took first among a field of Division I, II and III competiors with a time of 10 minutes, 29.88 seconds. Senior Rebecca Ades (Shelburne, VT) ran 10:41.06 to finish third in the event and junior Jennifer Torpey (Bellingham, WA) clocked a 10:59.04 to come in ninth.
Also for the distance crew, senior Arielle Aaronson (Somerville, NJ) squeaked into the top ten in the 5,000 meter run with her time of 18:42.70. Freshman Susan Allegretti (Crew Point, IN) displayed her talent in the mile, finishing in 5:23.47 for fourth place.
Sophomores and freshmen led the way for Tufts in the sprints and field events. Of the sophomores, Kaleigh Fitzpatrick (Lynnfield, MA) narrowly missed the finals in the 55 meter dash after a sprint of 7.73 seconds left her in 11th place. She was also 10th in the triple jump with a distance of 33 feet, eight inches. Joyce Uang (Medford, MA) placed well in the high jump by clearing 5-1.75, and Jenna Weir (New York, NY) soared 16-7.25 on the way to a seventh place finish in the long jump. In the weight throw, Sarah Martin (Woonsocket, RI) also finished in seventh with a heave of 42-0.75.
Noteworthy freshmen performances included Halsey Stebbins (Chicago, IL) running 27.45 seconds in the 200 meter dash, Aubrey Wasser (Richmond, VT) timing 1:01.63 in the 400 meter dash, and Jacquelyn Ferry (Studio City, CA) posting a 1:19.93 in the 500 meter dash for eighth place. In each of those events, the freshmen women clocked the best performance among Tufts athletes.
Tufts next track & field meet is after the break, on January 14.