Teams: Women's Track & Field: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS WIN FIRST-EVER NEW ENGLAND DIVISION 3 INDOOR TITLE
WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
New England Div. 3 Championships
Saturday, February 23, 2008
At Northampton, MA
|Stephanie McNamara won the 1,000 meters in her
first collegiate championship meet
NORTHAMPTON -- After five consecutive runner-up finishes at the New
England Division 3 Indoor Championships, the Tufts University women's
track & field team won the 2008 title on Saturday at Smith College.
Coach Kristen Morwick's Jumbos scored 136 points to out-pace Williams
College, which finished with 128.5 points. The title is the first for
Tufts in the 19-year history of the event.
Sophomore Logan Crane (Portland, ME) led Tufts with an
outstanding performance. She won the 55 meter dash with a time of 7.18
seconds in the final that is a new school record. It erased legendary
Tufts national champion Vera Stenhouse's mark of 7.28 from the record
book. Crane's time was just a shade off the 7.14 NCAA automatic
qualifying time. Crane also won the long jump with 17'6" (5.33m)
distance, was second in the 200 meters with a time of 25.62 seconds that
was just .03 of a second off the Tufts record and anchored the
4x400 meter relay team that was second in 4:02.14.
The Jumbos won four events overall. Senior co-captain Cat Beck
(Brookline, NH) broke her own New England Division 3 championships record for the
indoor mile with a winning time of 4:56.48. That improves her NCAA
provisional qualifying mark. First-year Stephanie McNamara (North
Attleborough, MA) had an impressive debut in the championship season
by winning the 1,000 meters with a 2:58.86 time.
Beck also had a runner-up performance in the 3,000 meters with a
10:00.52 finish that was a second off the pace. Fellow senior co-captain
Kaleigh Fitzpatrick (Lynnfield, MA) was second in the 400 meters,
crossing the finish line in 59.14 seconds. She also ran the lead-off leg
in the 4x4, followed by junior Aubrey Wasser (Richmond, VT),
first-year Andrea Caruth (Vauxhall, NJ) and Crane.
The Jumbo 4x800 relay also had a second-place time of 9:26.02 run by
senior Anna Shih (Pittsford, NY), first-year Amy Wilfert
(Westborough, MA), senior Katy O'Brien (North Easton, MA) and
McNamara. Also getting involved among the many young Jumbos making major
contributions was first-year Sarah Nolet (Los Altos, CA), who
took second in the pentathlon by scoring 2,883 points.
Tufts scored 10 or more points in six events, capped by the mile run.
With Beck winning, O'Brien third in 4:58.43 and McNamara fourth in
5:03.11, the Jumbos took 21 points in the event. A third-place by senior
Jenna Weir (New York, NY) in the long jump with a distance of
16'11 1/2" (5.17m) joined Crane's win for 16 points in that event.
The Jumbos travel to BU next weekend for the Open New England