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New England Division 3 Indoor Championships
at Cambridge, MA
Saturday, February 21, 2004

Meet Results

CAMBRIDGE -- The Women's Indoor Track and Field team finished second in the New England Division III Indoor Championships held at MIT with a total score of 133.50 points, second only to Williams (154 points), and well ahead of third-place Amherst (60 points). The Jumbos were propelled by winning six of the events and scoring points in 16 of the 21 events. Their finish equals their finish of last year, and shows improvement over the previous three years when the team's best finish was third place in 2001.

Senior captain Jess Trombly (Nashua, NH) won two events for the Jumbos, winning the 55 Meter Hurdles in a time of 8.44 seconds and the 800 Meter Run in 2:15.58. Both times were just a hair faster than the second-place finisher, as she won the 55 Meter Hurdles by two-hundredths of a second and the 800 Meter Run by .12 seconds. Senior captain Emily Bersin (Orleans, MA) won the 600 Meter Run by over a second, turning in a time of 1 minute, 38.80 seconds. That event was particularly strong for the Jumbos, as freshman Kate Makai (Brookfield, CT) finished fourth in a time of 1:41.04 and freshman Kelly Abrams (Harrison, NY) finished sixth with a time of 1:41.77. The 4x400 Meter Relay team was also victorious, taking first place with a time of 3:59.56.

The Jumbos also did well in the distance events, as senior captain Lauren Caputo (Belmont, MA) won the 3,000 Meter Run with a time of 10:11.69. Two Jumbos scored points in the 5,000 Meter Run, as sophomore Becca Ades (Shelburne, VT) finished sixth (18:28.15) and senior Lauren Dunn (Daytona Beach, FL) finished eighth (18:44.03).

Rounding out the six event winners for the Jumbos was sophomore Megan Sears (Washington Depot, CT), who won the Indoor Pentathlon with a score of 3,050 points. She was joined by teammates Melissa Graveley (Schenectady, NY) and Daniela Fairchild (Somerset, MA) to fill three of the top four spots in the event. Graveley finished third with 2809 points, while Fairchild was fourth with 2743 points in the team's strongest event of the day.

As usual, the Jumbos turned in another strong performance in the jumps. Junior Sika Henry (Upper Montclair, NJ) set the tone with a fourth-place finish in the high jump (5 feet, 3 3/4 inches), two inches higher than the fifth place finisher. Trombly and senior Shushanna Mignott (Hartford, CT) continued to do well in the long jump, where Mignott's leap of 17-2 1/4 was good for third. Trombly took fourth with a jump of 16-11. Mignott finished out the jumps for the Jumbos by taking sixth in the triple jump with a jump of 34-7 1/2.

The Jumbos will look to use this performance to build momentum as they continue their championship season. Next up is the All-New England Championships held at Boston University from February 27-28. The team will face stiff competition as Division I and II teams will also be competing.