Teams: Women's Track & Field: Schedule & Results
ALLEN WINS ECAC DISCUS THROW TITLE, TEAM PLACES FIFTH OVERALL
WOMEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
ECAC Div. 3 Championships
At Springfield, MA
Thursday-Friday, May 13-14, 2010
|Junior Kanku Kabongo let loose a season's
best 38'3 1/4" triple jump on Thursday
SPRINGFIELD -- First year Kelly Allen (Norton, MA) of the
Tufts University women's outdoor track & field team won her fourth
throwing title of the 2010 championship season by placing first in
the discus throw at the ECAC Division 3 meet hosted by Springfield
College on Thursday and Friday. That was the highlight of a strong
team performance, as the Jumbos placed fifth overall scoring 47
Allen won the discus with a throw of 142'3" (43.35m) and was also
fourth in the shot put with a 40'9 3/4" (12.44m) heave. She previously
captured individual championships in the discus and javelin at the
NESCAC meet, and in the discus at the New England Division 3
Championships. The ECAC's are her third discus championship.
Senior co-captain Andrea Ferri (Dracut, MA) scored 4,330
points in the heptathlon to finish as the ECAC runner-up, losing by just
48 points to MIT's Hazel Briner. Ferri accumulated 782 points in the 800
meters with a third-place 2:23.10 time. She had the fastest 200 meters
time in the heptathlon of 26.49 seconds to score 755 points.
The Jumbos also received a season-best effort of 38'3 1/4" (11.66m)
in the triple jump from junior Kanku Kabongo (Abington, MA). That
is an NCAA provisional qualifying mark that was the second-best distance
at the meet. Tufts scored 14 points in the TJ, as sophomore Nakeisha
Jones (Boston, MA) went 38'2" (11.63m) for third place.
Sophomore Dayorsha Collins (Boston, MA) propelled herself over
the high jump bar at 5'4 1/4" (1.63m) to finish fourth at the meet.
Junior Amy Wilfert (Westborough, MA) improved her NCAA qualifying
time in the 1,500 meters to 4:36.80, which was fifth at the ECAC event.
MIT hosts the annual "Last Chance" Meet next Friday, which gives
athletes a final opportunity to record NCAA qualifying marks.