Teams: Women's Track & Field: Schedule & Results
MCNAMARA SECOND IN 10K, JONES THIRD IN TRIPLE JUMP AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
COLLEGE WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
NCAA Division 3 Championships
Thursday-Saturday, May 21-23, 2009
At Marietta, OH
|NCAA Outdoor 10K runner-up Stephanie
MARIETTA, Ohio -- Members of the Tufts University women's outdoor
track & field team had two top-three finishes at the 2009 NCAA Division
3 Championships hosted by Marietta College this weekend.
Tufts sophomore Stephanie McNamara
(North Attleborough, MA) finished as the runner-up in the 10,000
meter run on Thursday. She ran a time of 35:46.62, which was about 14 seconds off the pace
set by event champion Lauren Philbrook of Williams College. First-year
Nakeisha Jones (Boston, MA) came in third for the triple jump with a
distance of 39'5 3/4" (12.03m). Wartburg College senior Akeye Aimable
won with a 39'10 3/4" (12.16m) mark. Both athletes earned All-American
scored eight points for Tufts with the second-place effort and Jones
added six points with her third-place performance. The 14 total points
Jumbos tied for 16th place at the meet. Wartburg won the team
championship with 52 points.
McNamara, who also qualified in the 1,500 meters and in the 5K,
but did not compete in those events, entered the Championships with the
third-best 10K qualifying time (35:32.79). The runner-up performance was
her second individually this year. She took second in the 5,000 meters
(17:02.76) at the NCAA Indoor Championships back in March. MIT was the
top New England team, in a tie for 10th overall with 20 points. The
Jumbos were third among teams from the region.
Jones, who was the #1
seed in the NCAA triple jump, qualified for the NCAA final with 39'5
3/4" (12.03m) distance in the preliminaries. That mark gave her third
place in the final. During the indoor season, Jones was fourth at the
NCAA meet in the triple with a 39'3 1/4" (11.97m) jump.
Sophomore Amy Wilfert (Westborough, MA) was also
in action for Coach Kristen Morwick's Jumbos on Thursday. Competing in
the 1,500 meter run, Wilfert narrowly missed qualifying for the final
with a 4:38.41 time. Beth Pisarik of Brandeis's 4:38.27 time, just 0.14
faster than Wilfert's, grabbed the final spot in the 1,500 final.