Teams: Women's Track & Field: Press
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
TEN JUMBOS EARN ALL-NESCAC HONORS
INCLUDING ROOKIE OF THE YEAR KELLY ALLEN
MEDFORD -- Following their outstanding runner-up finish at the 2010
New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championships
held at their own Dussault Track on Saturday, the Tufts University
women's outdoor track & field team had 10 athletes named as
All-Conference performers today. The top three finishers in each
event during the championship receive All-Conference recognition.
Tufts' first year thrower Kelly Allen (Norton, MA) was
selected as the Most Outstanding Rookie Performer at the meet. She
was a double winner, finishing best in the discus and javelin
throws, and she was also second in the shot put. Including a fifth
place in the hammer throw, she scored a total of 32 points at the
meet for Tufts and set two new school records.
Seven team members repeated as All-NESCAC from last season. Seniors
Logan Crane (Portland, ME) and Andrea Ferri (Dracut, MA)
earned the recognition for the fourth time. Both were part of
the 4x100 meter relay that finished third.
Junior Amy Wilfert (Westborough, MA), who was All-NESCAC in
one event last season, doubled her take this year with accolades in
the 5,000 meters, in which she was second, and in the 3,000-meter
steeplechase, in which she placed third.
Sophomore Heather Theiss (North Woodmere, NY) won the
conference pole vault title for the second straight year to collect
All-Conference honors again. Other repeating honorees for Tufts were
senior Julia Feltus (Reading, MA) with a second in the hammer
throw, sophomore Nakeisha Jones (Boston, MA) with a second in
the triple jump, and junior Sarah Nolet (Los Altos, CA) with
a third in the javelin throw.
Two Jumbos earned All-NESCAC recognition for the first time.
Sophomore Dayorsha Collins (Boston, MA) joined Allen and
Wilfert by receiving the award in multiple events. She ran with the
4x100 relay and was second in the high jump. First year Sam
Bissonnette (Bridgewater, MA) was also a part of the 4x100
2010 NESCAC Rookie of the Year Kelly Allen