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Tufts Invitational
At Gantcher Center (Medford, MA)
Saturday, January 15, 2005

Meet Results

MEDFORD -- The Tufts University women's indoor track & field team's freshman foursome led the Jumbos to a second-place finish in their first home invitational of the season at the Gantcher Center. Tufts tallied 180.5 points, well behind first-place UMass Lowell's 213 total.

Freshmen Laura Walls (Clarksville, MD) and Anna Shih (Pittsford, NY) finished first and second in the 1000 meters. Walls just missed Colleen Burns' school record of 2 minutes, 59.64 seconds in the event, timing 2:59.80. First-years Katy O'Brien (North Easton, MA) and Cat Beck (Brookline, NY) were first and third in the 3,000m, respectively, running 10:31.60 and 10:39.74, both PRs for them. The four freshmen then combined to run 9:34.75 in the 4x800, breaking the school record.

Other winners for the Jumbos were sophomore Rachel Bloom (Sharon, MA) in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:00.04. Sophomore Sarah Crispin (Auburn, ME) crossed the finish line first in the 1,500 meters (4:52.22), followed closely in second place by junior Katie Sheedy (Reading, MA) in 4:55.88. Senior Emily Pfeil (Andover, MA) won a 5,000 meter event in 19:47.88 in a race that included five competitors (three Jumbos). Sophomore Samantha Moland (Londonderry, NH) took second in the race in 20:36.42.

Senior Jess Colby (Medford, MA) had a great toss in the weight throw, finishing second with a toss of 12.83 meters. Freshman Kaleigh Fitzpatrick (Lynnfield, MA) was the runner-up in the Triple Jump, reaching 10.65 meters. Tufts was also second in the 4x2 (1:52.33) and 4x4 (4:06.8) relays.

"We have a more balanced attack this year, will no real 'superstar' like (Jessica Trombly), we'll have to score our points a little differently this year," head coach Kristen Morwick said.