Teams: Women's Track & Field: Schedule & Results
TUFTS WINS FIVE INDIVIDUAL TITLES, PLACES THIRD AT NESCAC MEET
WOMEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
Saturday, April 25, 2009
At New London, CT
|Logan Crane has won five conference titles
in her career
NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Junior Logan Crane (Portland, ME) and
sophomore Steph McNamara (North Attleborough, MA) both won two
titles, helping the Tufts University women's outdoor track & field team
finish third at the 2009 NESCAC Championships hosted by Connecticut
College on Saturday.
Crane won the 100 meters in 12.67 seconds and the long jump with a
distance of 18'6" (5.64m), which significantly improves her NCAA
provisional qualifying mark. She also had a fourth in the 200 meters,
crossing the finish line in 26.20 seconds. Crane now has a piece of five
conference titles, also winning the 100 and the long jump in 2008, and
with the 4x100 relay in 2007.
McNamara won the 1,500 meters on Saturday with an NCAA automatic
qualifying time of 4:31.28. She won the 5,000 meters as well with a
17:34.84 finish. Tufts won five events overall. First-year Heather
Theiss (North Woodmere, NY) was first in the pole vault with a mark
of 10'8 3/4" (3.27m). The five wins helped Tufts score 145 points,
behind conference champion Williams (180) and Middlebury (156).
A number of All-NESCAC (top three) efforts added to the Tufts total.
Sophomore Amy Wilfert (Westborough, MA) was right behind McNamara
in the 1,500 with a time of 4:34.20, an NCAA provisional qualifier.
Sophomore Kanku Kabongo (Abington, MA) also hit an NCAA
provisional mark in the triple jump with a distance of 38'2" (11.63m),
which was second at the meet.
Crane also ran the anchor leg of the 4x100 relay that placed second
with a time of 49.35 seconds. She was joined by first year Nakeisha
Jones (Boston, MA), senior Halsey Stebbins (Chicago, IL) and
senior tri-captain Jackie Ferry (Studio City, CA). Junior
Julia Feltus (Reading, MA) had the best finish in the throwing
events for Tufts, taking second in the hammer throw (147'10"/45.06m).
The distance was a Tufts record, smashing the previous mark of 145'10".
Sophomore Sarah Nolet (Los Altos, CA) scored well in two
events, placing third in the high jump at 5'1" (1.55m) and fourth in the
javelin throw at 117'11" (35.94m). Senior tri-captain Paula Dormon
(Brockton, MA) gained All-NESCAC honors with a third in the shot
put, pushing it 41'2 1/4" (12.55m).
Coach Kristen Morwick's team is at the New England Division 3
Championships next (May 1-2).