Teams: Women's Track & Field: Schedule & Results
JONES JUMPS 38'2 1/4" IN TRIPLE FOR NCAA QUALIFYING MARK AT
WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
Sunday, January 11, 2009
At Hanover, NH
HANOVER, N.H. -- First-year Nakeisha Jones (Boston, MA) of the
Tufts University women's indoor track & field team jumped 38'2 1/4"
(11.64m) in the triple jump at the Dartmouth Relays on Sunday to
provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championship meet. The jump currently
ranks second in the country for Division III early in the indoor season,
and it was good for third place at the Dartmouth meet.
In another outstanding performance by a first-year
athlete at the meet, Dayorsha Collins (Boston, MA) jumped 5'4
1/4" (1.63m) in the high jump, also placing third. She missed the NCAA
provisional mark by three-quarters of an inch. The Jumbo 4x200m relay of
senior Halsey Stebbins (Chicago, IL), first-year Shantal
Richards (Dorchester, MA), Collins and junior Logan Crane
(Portland, ME) finished seventh in their race with a 1:48.82 time
that is second-best in New England Div. III at the moment.
The Jumbos scored 15 points overall to place 11th out of
23 teams in the Open Women's College Division at the 40th Dartmouth
Relays held at Leverone Field House. Boston College won the meet with a
score of 80.
Senior tri-captain Paula Dormon (Brockton, MA)
posted two of the team's New England Championship qualifying marks at
the meet. Her weight throw of 42 feet flat was ninth and her 35' 11 1/2"
shot put was tenth. Sophomore Amy Wilfert (Westborough, MA) and
first-year Anya Price (Natick, MA) both qualified for New
England's and were among the top 10 in the 3,000-meter run, with
10:39.14 and 10:52.98 times respectively.
Junior Logan Crane (Portland, ME) finished the 60
meters in 8.8 seconds, which converts to 7.50 for the 55 meters. A 9.72
time in the 60 meters hurdles by Jones converts to a 9.18 for the 55m
hurdles. Senior tri-captain Jackie Ferry (Studio City, CA) was
the first Division III finisher (13th overall) in the 800 meters with a
2:23.38 time. All three were also New England Championship qualifiers.
Tufts hosts its first invitational of the season at the
Gantcher Center next Saturday (Jan. 17). The action starts at 11:00 am.