Teams: Women's Track & Field: Press
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
TWELVE WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD JUMBOS EARN ALL-NESCAC FOR TOP-THREE
MEDFORD -- The Tufts University Women's Outdoor Track & Field team's
recent third-place finish at the 2007 New England Small College Athletic
Conference (NESCAC) Championships produced 12 All-Conference Athletes.
The NESCAC announced its All-Conference teams based on the top three
finishes in each event at the meet hosted by Middlebury College.
Junior Kaleigh Fitzpatrick (Lynnfield, MA) was one of only two
athletes at the meet to earn All-NESCAC recognition in four events. The
other was Williams College's Maddy Outman. Fitzpatrick earned her four
honors with a second place in the 200 meter dash (26.15 seconds), a
second place in the 400 meter dash (59.04 seconds), and as part of the
4x100-meter and 4x400 meter relays. The 4x1, with Fitzpatrick running
second, won the conference title with a time of 49.36 seconds. The 4x4,
Fitzpatrick again in the second spot, took third in 3 minutes, 59.97
Four other Jumbos earned multiple All-NESCAC honors for their top-three
finishes in more than one event. First-year Logan Crane (Portland,
ME) placed third in the 100 meters (12.65 seconds) and ran the
lead-off leg of the championship 4x1. Senior tri-captain Sarah
Crispin (Auburn, ME) ran 2 minutes, 16.49 seconds in the 800 meters
for third place, and was also a member of the team's 4x800-meter relay
that was the runner up with a 9:27.63 time. First-year Andrea Ferri
(Dracut, MA) picked up two All-Conference awards in the relays, as
the third runner in the 4x1 and the lead-off for the 4x4. Junior
Joyce Uang (Medford, MA) was also part of the 4x4, and was the
runner up in the high jump by clearing 5 feet, 1 inch.
Tufts won two conference title overall. In addition to the 4x4, junior
Catherine Beck (Brookline, NH) won the 1,500 meters in 4:35.28.
Other Jumbos with single All-NESCAC individual efforts were Paula
Dormon's (Brockton, MA) third place in the shot put (39'8 3/4"), and
Jenna Weir's (New York, NY) third place in the long jump (17' 4
3/4"). Four Jumbos were honored singularly for their part in relay
events, including senior Jess Mactas (New Canaan, CT) in the 4x1,
senior tri-captain Kate Makai (Brookfield, CT) and junior Katy
O'Brien (North Easton, MA) in the 4x8 and sophomore Aubrey Wasser
(Richmond, VT) in the 4x4.
Tufts scored 102 points at the meet. Their 12 All-NESCAC honorees were
second only to Middlebury College, which had 16.