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Tufts Invitational #3
At Gantcher Center (Medford, MA)
Saturday, February 8, 2003

Meet Results

MEDFORD - The Tufts Women's Indoor Track & Field team hosted their third Invitational of the new year on Saturday and came away with their third consecutive win. Competing against regional opponents such as Wheaton, Stonehill and SUNY-New Paltz, the Jumbos ended the meet with 220.5 points, 23.5 ahead of Wheaton's 197. Stonehill College, with 85 points, rounded out the top three.

Leading the Jumbos was junior Jessica Trombly (Nashua, NH) with wins in the 600 Meter run and the 55 Meter Hurdles. In the run, Trombley crossed the line in 1 minute, 34.29 seconds, more than four seconds faster than second place. In the hurdles she finished in 8.52 seconds.

The Jumbos dominated in the long distance events. Junior Lauren Caputo (Belmont, MA) won the 1,000 Meter run, finishing in 3 minutes, 5.95 seconds. Senior Mary Nodine (Portland, ME) won the 1,500 Meter Run in 5:02.04. In the 3,000 Meter run Tufts took the top two spots with freshman Rebecca Ades (Shelburn, VT) coming in at 10:51.01 and senior Ashley Peterson (Quincy, MA) crossing the line tenths of a second later at 10:51.58.

Another area where the team has vastly improved recently is in the weights. Sophomore Katie Antle (Cincinnati, OH) earned first place in the shot put, for the second meet in a row, with a throw of 41 feet, 2.25 inches.

The 4x400 Meter Relay Team, consisting of Trombly, freshman Rachel Bloom (Sharon, MA), sophomore Sika Henry (Upper Montclair, NJ), and junior Emily Bersin (Orleans, MA) won their race in 4:00. 45, six second faster than second place Wheaton.