Teams: Women's Track & Field: Schedule & Results
FIRST-YEAR HEATHER THEISS BREAKS PROGRAM'S INDOOR POLE VAULT MARK
WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
Tufts Invitational 3
Saturday, February 7, 2009
At Medford, MA
|First-year Heather Theiss set a new pole
vault record for the second time this season
MEDFORD -- First-year Heather Theiss (North Woodmere, NY) broke the
school record in the pole vault again and missed the NCAA provisional
qualifying mark by an inch and a quarter on Saturday to highlight the
Tufts women's indoor track & field team's third home meet of the season
at the Gantcher Center.
Theiss was the top collegiate vaulter at the meet with a best effort of
11'2 1/2", the same height successfully reached by unattached competitor
Jilena DeCarteret. Theiss's mark surpasses her previous record of 10'8"
cleared at the first Tufts Invitational on January 17 at Gantcher. The
NCAA provisional mark is 11'3 3/4" for the Division III pole vault.
The Tufts 4x800 meter relay team had a winning time of 10:04.84. The
Jumbo foursome was sophomore Jen Yih (Palo Alto, CA), Senior
Amy Hopkins (Williston, VT), first-year Lauren Flament (Shelton,
CT) and sophomore Amy Wilfert (Westborough, MA).
Tufts coach Kristen Morwick rested some of her top performers in the
non-scoring meet. However, shot put senior Paula Dormon (Brockton,
MA) took her normal turn and had one of the best throws of her
career. Her 41'2 1/4" throw was second at the meet and was a jump of
four feet from her previous best mark this season. She now ranks #2 in
Wilfert, an NCAA qualifier
during the fall cross country season, continued to establish herself in
the track middle distance and distance events. She was the top
collegiate performer on Saturday in the 1,000 meters with a 3:01.45
First-year Dayorsha Collins (Boston, MA) was the second
collegiate finisher in the high jump, topping out at 5'3" (1.60m).
Sophomore Kayley Maykranz (Jackson, WY) had another Jumbo
second-place with her 1:02.71 time in the 400 meters.
Tufts competes at the BU Valentine Invitational next weekend in
their last action before the championship season begins.