Teams: Women's Track & Field: Schedule & Results
McNAMARA HITS NCAA MILE MARK AT SECOND TUFTS MEET
WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
Tufts Invitational 2
Saturday, January 31, 2009
At Medford, MA
|Stephanie McNamara ran the second-fastest
indoor mile in the nation for Div. III
MEDFORD -- Sophomore Stephanie McNamara (North Attleborough, MA) hit
the NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the mile run to highlight the Tufts
women's indoor track & field team's victory at the Tufts Invitational 2
on Saturday afternoon inside Gantcher.
McNamara ran one of the nation's fastest times in the mile with a
4:57.44 time to win on her home track by nearly 23 seconds. That time is
well within the provisional NCAA mark of 5:05, so McNamara is now NCAA
meet eligible in the mile and the 5K. Sophomore Amy Wilfert
(Westborough, MA) added to the team's distance dominance with a
10:20.59 in the 3k to win by more than 22 seconds.
Tufts scored a total of 245 points for an easy victory over
second-place Amherst (153) and third-place Springfield (142). Ten teams
The Jumbos also got a double from first-year Nakeisha Jones
(Boston, MA). She won the 55 hurdles in 8.97 seconds (she was first
in the prelims at 9.17) and also was the best high jumper at the meet
with a 5'2 �" (1.58m) best effort.
The young and talented Tufts pole vault line-up introduced first-year
Katherine Tang (Chelmsford, MA) as a first-time winner with her
9'3" (2.82m) success. Senior Jennifer Johnson (Rancho Palos Verdes,
CA) and sophomore Allison Fechter (Haddonfield, NJ) also both
cleared 9'3" for the Jumbos.
Senior Halsey Stebbins (Chicago, IL) won the 400 meters
(1:00.96) and sophomore Andrea Caruth (Vauxhall, NJ) out-kicked
four others down the stretch to take second with a 1:03.01 finish.
Senior tri-captain Jackie Ferry (Studio City, CA) won the 600
with a 1:39.4 race.
The Jumbos host the third Tufts Invitational of the indoor season
next Saturday at Gantcher.