Teams: Women's Track & Field: Schedule & Results
ALLEN, WILFERT IMPROVE NCAA QUALIFYING MARKS AT LAST CHANCE
WOMEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
Last Chance Qualifier
At Cambridge, MA
Friday, May 21, 2010
CAMBRIDGE -- The Last Chance Qualifier at MIT is set up to give athletes
a final opportunity to reach or improve their qualifying marks for the
upcoming NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships, and that's just
what two members of the Tufts women's team did on Friday.
First year Kelly Allen (Norton, MA) threw the discus 146'7"
(44.67m), breaking her own school record and improving upon her previous
NCAA qualifying distance of 143'5" (43.71m). She was in position to
qualify initially, but seems to have locked up a spot with Friday's
improvement. Junior Amy Wilfert (Westborough, MA) ran 4:35.66 in
the 1,500 meter run at MIT to improve upon her previous qualifying time of
4:36.80 by almost 1.2 seconds. However, that does not place her in the
top 20 nationally. Based on the 17 entrants taken in the NCAA event last
season, Wilfert may narrowly miss qualifying. She also provisionally
qualified in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (11:12), but won't make the
NCAA field there.
Five other Jumbos were unable to improve upon their marks at MIT. Of
those, sophomore Nakeisha Jones (Boston, MA) is very likely to
get in to the NCAA meet with a top 10 triple jump at 39'1 1/4".
Considering 18 were taken in the triple jump last season, junior
Kanku Kango (Abington, MA) could be safe with a 38'3 1/4" that was
14th in the nation entering Friday. Sophomore high jumper Dayorsha
Collins (Boston, MA) is likely to get in with her 5'6" mark in the
high jump. Senior co-captain Andrea Ferri (Dracut, MA), ranked
19th in the heptathlon, hopes to sneak in. With 18 taken in the pole
vault last year, sophomore Heather Theiss (North Woodmere, NY)
appears to be on the outside looking in with an 11'9" best.