Teams: Women's Track & Field:
Schedule & Results
JUMBOS TAKE NINTH AT ALL NEW ENGLAND MEET
COLLEGE WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
All New England Indoor Championships
At Boston, MA
Friday-Saturday, February 25-26, 2005
BOSTON -- The Tufts University women's indoor track & field team placed ninth at the all-division New England championships hosted by Boston University over the weekend. Tufts scored 20 points at the meet to take second among Division III squads.
The distance medley relay and the 4x800 foursome broke school records to lead the charge. The DMR group of freshman
Katy O'Brien (North Easton, MA), sophomore Rachel Bloom (Sharon, MA), junior
Katie Sheedy (Reading, MA) and freshman Laura Walls (Clarksville, MD) exceeded expectations with a time of 11 minutes, 59.80 seconds that broke the Tufts mark previously set in 2000 at the NCAA championship meet. They finished third at the meet, beating teams from Rhode Island, Boston University and UConn, and provisionally qualified for Nationals.
The 4x8 of freshman Kate Makai (Brookfield, CT), Sheedy, O'Brien and Walls broke the school record for the third time this season. Their time of 9:15.17 for fourth place broke the previous Tufts standard by 14 seconds. The 4x4 ran 3:55.28, the second fastest time in school history to place sixth in the meet from the slow heat. The foursome of
Claudi Clarke (Lynn, MA), Jillian Warner (Long Valley, NJ),
Kaleigh Fitzpatrick (Lynnfield, MA) and Bloom are now ranked sixth nationally with that time.
Warner added to her strong relay effort with a time of 58.35 seconds in the 400 to take eighth place and post a national provisional mark. Freshman
Cat Beck (Brookline, NH) ran a great race in the 5,000, timing 17:39.57 to score seventh at the meet. The time is also a provisionally qualifier for the NCAA meet. In the 800, sophomore sophomore
Sarah Crispin (Auburn, ME) finished sixth in the final in 2:15.80, a provisional mark that puts her 8th on the national list.
Tufts will compete at the Last Chance Meet hosted by Trinity College at Yale on Friday to try to finalize their NCAA-eligible performances.