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NESCAC Championships
Saturday, April 25, 2009
At New London, CT

Meet Results
Logan Crane has won five conference titles in her career

NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Junior Logan Crane (Portland, ME) and sophomore Steph McNamara (North Attleborough, MA) both won two titles, helping the Tufts University women's outdoor track & field team finish third at the 2009 NESCAC Championships hosted by Connecticut College on Saturday.

Crane won the 100 meters in 12.67 seconds and the long jump with a distance of 18'6" (5.64m), which significantly improves her NCAA provisional qualifying mark. She also had a fourth in the 200 meters, crossing the finish line in 26.20 seconds. Crane now has a piece of five conference titles, also winning the 100 and the long jump in 2008, and with the 4x100 relay in 2007.

McNamara won the 1,500 meters on Saturday with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 4:31.28. She won the 5,000 meters as well with a 17:34.84 finish. Tufts won five events overall. First-year Heather Theiss (North Woodmere, NY) was first in the pole vault with a mark of 10'8 3/4" (3.27m). The five wins helped Tufts score 145 points, behind conference champion Williams (180) and Middlebury (156).

A number of All-NESCAC (top three) efforts added to the Tufts total. Sophomore Amy Wilfert (Westborough, MA) was right behind McNamara in the 1,500 with a time of 4:34.20, an NCAA provisional qualifier. Sophomore Kanku Kabongo (Abington, MA) also hit an NCAA provisional mark in the triple jump with a distance of 38'2" (11.63m), which was second at the meet.

Crane also ran the anchor leg of the 4x100 relay that placed second with a time of 49.35 seconds. She was joined by first year Nakeisha Jones (Boston, MA), senior Halsey Stebbins (Chicago, IL) and senior tri-captain Jackie Ferry (Studio City, CA). Junior Julia Feltus (Reading, MA) had the best finish in the throwing events for Tufts, taking second in the hammer throw (147'10"/45.06m). The distance was a Tufts record, smashing the previous mark of 145'10".

Sophomore Sarah Nolet (Los Altos, CA) scored well in two events, placing third in the high jump at 5'1" (1.55m) and fourth in the javelin throw at 117'11" (35.94m). Senior tri-captain Paula Dormon (Brockton, MA) gained All-NESCAC honors with a third in the shot put, pushing it 41'2 1/4" (12.55m).

Coach Kristen Morwick's team is at the New England Division 3 Championships next (May 1-2).