Teams: Women's Track & Field: Schedule & Results
MCNAMARA CONQUERS 10K AT NEW ENGLAND DIVISION 3 MEET
WOMEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
New England Division 3 Championships
Friday-Saturday, May 1-2, 2009
At Springfield, MA
|Junior Andrea Ferri is New England Div. 3's
second-best heptathlon athlete
SPRINGFIELD � Sophomore Stephanie McNamara
(North Attleborough, MA) added to an already amazing outdoor season
for the Tufts women's track & field team by running a meet record,
school record and NCAA automatic qualifying time of 35:32.79 in the
10,000 meters at the New England Division 3 Championships hosted by
Springfield College on Friday and Saturday.
McNamara's time to win the race was over 15 seconds
faster than the NCAA automatic qualifying time of 35:48. She broke the
regional Division 3 record of 36:27.96 ran by Julia Bensen from Williams
College in 2003. She also erased the 10-year old Tufts mark of 37:08.88
by Cindy Manning in 1999. McNamara is now automatically qualified in the
10K, 5K and 1,500.
The Jumbos placed sixth as a team with 56 points.
MIT won the meet with a 152.50 score. Tufts was fourth among NESCAC
schools, following Williams (143), Middlebury (68) and Bowdoin (62).
Junior Andrea Ferri (Dracut, MA) had a
runner-up performance in the heptathlon, scoring 3,789 points. She ran a
200 meters time of 26.88 seconds to score 722 points in the event. She
also had the best javelin throw out of 15 competitors with a launch of
The Jumbos also received second-place points from
first-year Dayorsha Collins (Boston, MA). Her 5'4 �� (1.63m)
effort in the high jump was near the 5'5� provisional qualifying height.
Sophomore Kanku Kabongo (Abington, MA) scored seven points,
taking fifth in the long jump (17'7�/5.36m) and sixth in the triple jump
at UMass next week (May 7-9) for the Open New England Championships.