Teams: Women's Track & Field: Schedule & Results
JONES TRIPLE JUMPS NCAA AUTOMATIC DISTANCE OF 39'6" AT DARTMOUTH
Theiss breaks outdoor pole vault record at meet
WOMEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
Saturday, April 18, 2009
At Hanover, NH
|Sophomore Kanku Kabongo scored fourth-place
points in the long jump
HANOVER, N.H. -- First-year Nakeisha Jones (Boston, MA) qualified
automatically for the NCAA Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships
with a triple jump distance of 39'6" (12.04m) on Saturday at Dartmouth
College. Jones was two and a half feet beyond the rest of the field,
recording the lone Tufts victory of the day. She topped the 39'4 1/2"
(12m) NCAA automatic standard.
Additionally, first-year Heather Theiss (North
Woodmere, NY) set a new outdoor school record when she was second in
the pole vault field with success at 10'11 3/4" (3.35m). The previous
mark of 10'8" teammate Allison Fechter (Haddonfield, NJ) last
year. Tufts had a pair of seconds and a pair of thirds at the meet and
finished with a total of 68 points for fifth place out of six teams.
Junior Logan Crane (Portland, ME) was the runner-up in the 100
meters, finishing in 12.59 seconds. Third-place scoring came from sophomore Amy
Wilfert (Westborough, MA) in the 1,500 meters (4:40.24) and
first-year Ronke Oyekunle (Harvard, MA) in the shot put
(34'11"/10.64m). Wilfert's time was 1.24 seconds off the NCAA
In addition to Jones in the jumps, sophomore Kanku Kabongo
(Abington, MA) in the long jump went 16'9 3/4" (5.12m) for fourth
place. First-year Dayorsha Collins (Boston, MA) cleared 5'3"
(1.60m) and was fifth in the high jump. A fifth place in the javelin
throw by sophomore Kelly Engelking (Westborough, MA) with a
launch of 112'9" (34.36m) supported Oyekunle's shot-put points in the
throws. Tufts was also fourth in the 4x100 relay (49.73 seconds). Jones,
senior Halsey Stebbins (Chicago, IL), junior Andrea Ferri
(Dracut, MA) and Crane combined on the time.
The Jumbos begin the championship season at NESCAC's next Saturday,
hosted by Connecticut College.