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Coach George Davis Invitational
At Lowell, MA
Saturday, April 17, 2004

Meet Results

LOWELL -- The Tufts University Women's Track & Field geared up for the start of the championship season with a strong performance at the first George Davis Invitational hosted by the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Leading the great efforts were freshman Sarah Crispin (Auburn, ME) and Katie Sheedy (Reading, MA) in the 800 meters, both running sub-2:20 for the first time ever. Crispin won the race in 2 minutes, 19.02 seconds and Sheedy was third in 2:19.86.

A large crew of Jumbos all reason season or personal bests in the 400 meters. Senior Jessica Trombly (Nashua, NH) won the race in 57.87 seconds, followed by sophomore Rachel Bloom (Sharon, MA) in second at 58.48. Senor Emily Bersin (Orleans, MA) was fifth (59.80), senior Katie Higley (Raymond, ME) was seventh (1:01.86) and sophomore Jillian Warner (Long Valley, NJ) was 10th in 1:02.53.

The throwers had an excellent day. Senior Jess Gauthier (Saugus, MA) had PRs in the Discus (120 feet, 4 inches) and Shot Put (37' 5 1/4"), and close to a PR and season-best in the Hammer (130' 2 1/2"). Senior Gwen Campbell (Mystic, CT) had a season-best in the disc (122' 6 1/2"), while junior Jess Colby (Medford, MA) hit a PR in shot (36') and season-best in hammer (130' 10").

Junior Mel Graveley (Schenectady, NY) had a season-best High Jump of 5'2", while also reaching the 100 Meter Hurdles finals and the Javelin finals. Sophomore Megan Sears (Washington Depot, CT) tried the Pole Vault for the first time and cleared 7'6" to qualify for next weekend's NESCAC championships. Junior Emily Pfeil (Andover, MA) ran a PR in the 3K (10:45.95), while sophomore Becca Ades (Shelburne, VT) tried the 3,000 Steeplechase for the first time and ran 11:37.40 to win and rank 4th in NESCAC.

Other winners for Tufts include sophomore Arielle Aaronson (Somerville, NJ) in the 5,000 Meters with a 19:53.06 time, Trombly in the 100 Meters Hurdles (15.71 seconds) and junior Sika Henry (Upper Montclair, NJ) in the High Jump (5'2")

"It was a good day for us and good warm up for Nationals," Head Coach Kristen Morwick said.