Teams: Women's Track & Field: Schedule & Results
FIRST-YEAR NAKEISHA JONES WINS NEW ENGLAND DIV. 3 TRIPLE JUMP TITLE
WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
New England Division 3 Championships
Friday-Saturday, February 20-21, 2009
At Brunswick, ME
|New England triple jump champion Nakeisha
BRUNSWICK, Me. -- First-year Nakeisha Jones (Boston, MA)
of the Tufts University women's indoor track & field team won the
New England Division 3 triple jump title on Saturday with a 38'8
1/4" effort (11.79m) at the 2009 regional championships hosted by
Bowdoin College. The jump marked the second time this season that
Jones surpassed the NCAA automatic qualifying distance of 38'6 3/4"
Jones was the only event champion for Tufts, but the Jumbos had a
boatload of high finishes to score 108 points and finish third at the
meet. MIT won the team championship with 134 points and Williams was
second at 118. Bowdoin trailed Tufts with 88 points, and fifth-place
Springfield scored 77.
Senior tri-captain Paula Dormon (Brockton, MA) added points in
both throwing events, scoring third in the shot put at 40'3 1/4"
(12.27m) and sixth in the weight throw with a school-record toss of 47'3
3/4" (14.42m). That removes Sarah Martin's 46'4 3/4" weight throw in
2007 from the top of the Jumbo list.
Dormon was one of a number of Jumbos who scored (top eight) more than
once in the individual events alone. Junior Logan Crane (Portland,
ME) took second in the 55-meter dash (7.35 seconds), third in the
200 (25.88) and was sixth in the long jump (16'10 3/4" - 5.15m).
Sophomore Stephanie McNamara (North Attleborough, MA) ran second
in the 5,000 meters with a 17:37.18 finish and was fifth with a 1,000
meters time of 3:03 flat. Sophomore Amy Wilfert (Westborough, MA),
who was sixth in the 1,000 (3:03.92), had an NCAA provisional qualifying
time of 5:04.15 to place third in the mile run.
The Jumbos were at the front of the pack in three relays. The 4x4
crew of first-year Kayley Pettoruto (Andover, MA), sophomore
Andrea Caruth (Vauxhall, NJ), sophomore Kaylee Maykranz (Jackson,
WY) and senior Halsey Stebbins (Chicago, IL) had a 4:04.25
finish for second place. In the 4x200, junior Andrea Ferri (Dracut,
MA), Crane, senior Jenn Johnson (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA) and
Stebbins took third in 1:47.41. The 4x8 was also third, as first-year
Amanda Parker (North Attleborough, MA), senior tri-captain Jackie
Ferry (Studio City, CA), sophomore Jen Yih (Palo Alto, CA)
and Wilfert crossed the finish line in 9:38.13.
First-year Dayorsha Collins (Boston, MA) narrowly lost the
high jump title in a jump-off against Rhode Island College's Kayla
Fleming. Collins' best was 5'2 1/4" (1.58m) for second place. First-year
Heather Theiss (North Woodmere, NY) added a fourth in the pole vault
with a best of 10'8" (3.25m). Jones also had a fourth-place time of 8.71
seconds in the 55-meter hurdles, less than two-tenths of a second off
the 8.53 NCAA provisional time. Ferri was third in the heptathlon held
on Friday, as three Jumbos scored 10 points for the team in the event.
Coach Kristen Morwick's Jumbos compete at the Open New England Indoor
Championships next weekend (Feb. 27-28) at BU.