Teams: Women's Track & Field: Schedule & Results
DMR WINS NEW ENGLAND OPEN TITLE, TUFTS TEAM TIES FOR 11th PLACE
WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
New England Open Championships
Friday-Saturday, February 27-28, 2009
At Boston, MA
|Amy Wilfert was part of the winning DMR and
ran a qualifying time in the mile
BOSTON -- Highlighted by the first-place performance of the
distance medley relay team, Tufts University women's indoor track &
field tied for 11th place at the 2009 New England Open Championships
hosted by Boston University on Friday and Saturday.
On Friday, the DMR ran a time of 11:56.72 to win the title from among
a field of Division I, II and III teams at the meet. The University of
New Hampshire DMR was second in 11:57.76 and the University of
Connecticut DMR was third with a 12:01.51 finish. The Jumbo line-up was
sophomore Amy Wilfert (Westborough, MA), senior Halsey
Stebbins (Chicago, IL), senior tri-captain Jackie Ferry (Studio
City, CA) and sophomore Stephanie McNamara (North Attleborough,
MA). The time improves upon that foursome's previous NCAA
provisional qualifying mark of 12:08.69.
Wilfert also ran an individual NCAA provisional time of 5:00.85
(which will be converted due to the banked track at BU) for sixth place
at the meet. That also improves upon her previous NCAA mark of 5:04.15.
McNamara posted the highest individual Tufts finish at the Open New
England's by crossing the finish line third in the 3,000 meters
First-year Nakeisha Jones (Boston, MA) went beyond the NCAA
automatic qualifying mark in the triple jump at 38'6" (11.73m) to place
fourth at the meet. She's currently ranked first in the nation in the
event with the 39'3" (11.96m) she launched at the Terrier Invitational
at BU on January 23. Junior Logan Crane (Portland, ME) also
scored for the Jumbos on Friday, taking eighth overall in the 55 meter
dash with a time of 7.35 seconds.
Tufts scored 25 points overall to tie for 11th place with Sacred
Heart University. UConn won the team championship with 186.5 points. The
Jumbos host the ECAC Division III Championships at the Gantcher Center
next weekend (Mar. 6-7).