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ECAC Division III Outdoor Championships
At Williams College, Williams, MA
Friday-Saturday, May 14-15, 2004

Meet Results

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Senior Jessica Trombly (Nashua, NH), nearing the close of a brilliant career, won the Heptathlon at the ECAC Division III Championships hosted by Williams College on Friday and Saturday. The meet featured more than 50 teams from the upper east coast.

The Tufts women's outdoor track & field team placed 10th overall by scoring 27 points. The host Ephs won the meet in a landslide, scoring 99 points to 44 by the College of New Jersey. Third-place WPI had 37.

Trombly won the 200 meter dash (25.62 seconds) and the 800 meter run (2 minutes, 18.52 seconds) in the Heptathlon competition. Perhaps even more impressively, she took second in the Shot Put with a 34 foot, 1 1/4 inch heave. She also was second in 200 meter hurdles (15.27) and third in the Long Jump (16' 9 3/4"). She finished with 4,606 points, 22 ahead of Williams College's Joyia Chadwick.

In the middle of it all, Trombly also placed seventh in the 100 Meter Hurdles (15.26) for two team points. She had run an NCAA provisional time of 15.09 seconds in the 100 hurldes trials (15.09). The finals of the hurdles were right after the Heptathlon 800, so she seventh despite being winded.

Sophomore Megan Sears (Washington Depot, CT) was fifth behind Trombly in the Heptathlon, scoring four team points. She was second in the High Jump (5' 3 1/4") and third in the 800 (2:25.84). Including a 27.48 200, she set personal records in the three events to accumulate 4,187 point, an NCAA provisional mark.

Adding eight points to the Tufts effort with a second place in the 3,000 meter steeplechase was senior captain Lauren Caputo (Belmont, MA). Her finish of 11:12.67 was a second and a half slower that ECAC champion Amanda Laytham of Ithaca College's 11:11.16.

Sophomore Rachel Bloom (Sharon, MA) scored three points with a sixth place in the 400 meters, finishing in 58.70 seconds.

Tufts will be represented as usual at the NCAA Championships in Illinois May 27-29. "Trombo" is qualified in the Heptathlon (ranked 3rd), 400 hurdles (ranked 1st), 100 hurdles (ranked 26th) and with the 4x400 relay (ranked 8th). Sophomore Becca Ades (Shelburne, VT) is eighth and Caputo is 14th for provisional marks in the steeple. Junior Melissa Graveley (Schenectady, NY) and Sears have outside chances in the High Jump and Heptathlon.