Teams: Women's Track & Field: Schedule & Results
ALLEN WINS TWO THROWING EVENTS TO HELP TUFTS PLACE SECOND AT NESCAC'S
WOMEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
At Somerville, MA
Saturday, April 24, 2010
|Senior Julia Feltus broke her own school
record in the hammer throw
SOMERVILLE -- The throwers on the Tufts University women's track
& field team enjoyed a tremendous day at the 2010 New England Small
College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championships hosted by the
Jumbos at Dussault Track on Saturday. Their performances helped
Coach Kristen Morwick's team place second at the meet.
Tufts scored 144.50 points in 21 events to place as the team
runner-up. They edged third-place Middlebury College (140.50) by four
points. Williams College won the conference championship with 188
First year Kelly Allen (Norton, MA) won two of the four
throwing events with school-record distances. Her 143'5" (43.71) in the
discus throw broke her own record set earlier this season
(141'9"/43.20m) and improves her NCAA provisional qualifying mark. In
the javelin throw, she had a 120'6" (36.74m) toss to win and break the
Tufts record set by teammate Sarah Nolet (Los Altos, CA) of
120'1" (36.6m) from last season. Allen was also second in the shot put
at 40'7 1/2" (12.38m) on Saturday. Senior Julia Feltus (Reading, MA)
set a third Tufts record in the throwing events for the day with a
150'7" (45.90m) hammer throw for second place, breaking her own record
(148'6"/45.27m) from earlier this year.
Sophomore Heather Theiss (North Woodmere, NY) was far ahead of
the field to win the pole vault for the second straight year. Her winning effort of 10'8 3/4" (3.27m)
was six inches better than anyone else.
Junior Amy Wilfert (Westborough, MA) completed an impressive
double in the 5,000 meters and 3,000-meter steeple chase. She was barely
a second behind the winner in the 5K with her time of 18:01 flat. Her
11:12 flat for third place in the steeplechase is one second inside the
NCAA provisional mark.
The Jumbos also received eight-point second-place finishes in two
jumping events with NCAA provisional qualifying lengths. Sophomore
Dayorsha Collins (Boston, MA) lifted herself 5'5" (1.65m) in the
high jump, and classmate Nakeisha Jones (Boston, MA) had a
season-best 39'1 1/4" (11.92m) in the triple.
Tufts hosts the New England Division III Championships at Dussault
Track next weekend (Apr. 30-May 1).