BECK, ADES RUN NCAA TIMES AT HILLSIDE RELAYS
COLLEGE WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
At Somerville, MA (Dussault Complex)
Thursday-Saturday, April 6-8, 2006
MEDFORD -- Sophomore Cat Beck (Brookline, NH) recorded her second NCAA provisional time in as many weeks, and senior tri-captain Becca Ades (Shelburne, VT) also ran a provisional national time as the Tufts women's outdoor track & field team hosted its second straight meet at the Dussault Complex. The Hillside Relays, run Thursday through Saturday, was a non-scoring meet. Rain on Friday and cold on Saturday, the conditions hindered the sprints and jumps.
Beck's time of 2 minutes, 14.26 seconds in the 800 (4th at Tufts all-time) won the race. She qualified provisionally in the 1,500 last week at the Snowflake Classic in Somerville. Ades qualified provisionally with a 11:13.28 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase for second place. Sophomore Katy O'Brien (North Easton, MA), who qualified provisionally in the 800 last week, missed the provisional in the steeplechase this week by 0.40, but ran a PR of 11:20.40 (5th all-time at Tufts).
The 4x400 and 4x800 Jumbo relay foursomes both won their races. The 4x4 of junior Sarah Crispin (Auburn, ME), senior tri-captain Rachel Bloom (Sharon, MA), sophomore Joyce Uang (Medford, MA) and freshman Jackie Ferry (Studio City, CA) dominated the race, winning with a 4:07.18 time that was first by almost nine seconds. The 4x8 of junior Kate Makai (Brookfield, CT), freshman Katie Rizzolo (Franklin, MA), senior Arielle Aaronson (Somerville, NJ) and Beck ran 9:52.60 for a similarly easy win.
Freshman Paula Dormon (Brockton, MA) was second in the shot put with a top throw of 38 feet, 2 1/4 inches. Senior tri-captain Megan Sears (Washington Depot, CT) placed second in the heptathlon by scoring 3,667 points.