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NCAA Division 3 Championships
Thursday-Saturday, May 21-23, 2009
At Marietta, OH

Meet Results

NCAA Outdoor 10K runner-up Stephanie McNamara

MARIETTA, Ohio -- Members of the Tufts University women's outdoor track & field team had two top-three finishes at the 2009 NCAA Division 3 Championships hosted by Marietta College this weekend.

Tufts sophomore Stephanie McNamara (North Attleborough, MA) finished as the runner-up in the 10,000 meter run on Thursday. She ran a time of 35:46.62, which was about 14 seconds off the pace set by event champion Lauren Philbrook of Williams College. First-year Nakeisha Jones (Boston, MA) came in third for the triple jump with a distance of 39'5 3/4" (12.03m). Wartburg College senior Akeye Aimable won with a 39'10 3/4" (12.16m) mark. Both athletes earned All-American honors.

McNamara scored eight points for Tufts with the second-place effort and Jones added six points with her third-place performance. The 14 total points tied the Jumbos tied for 16th place at the meet. Wartburg won the team championship with 52 points.

McNamara, who also qualified in the 1,500 meters and in the 5K, but did not compete in those events, entered the Championships with the third-best 10K qualifying time (35:32.79). The runner-up performance was her second individually this year. She took second in the 5,000 meters (17:02.76) at the NCAA Indoor Championships back in March. MIT was the top New England team, in a tie for 10th overall with 20 points. The Jumbos were third among teams from the region.

Jones, who was the #1 seed in the NCAA triple jump, qualified for the NCAA final with 39'5 3/4" (12.03m) distance in the preliminaries. That mark gave her third place in the final. During the indoor season, Jones was fourth at the NCAA meet in the triple with a 39'3 1/4" (11.97m) jump.

Sophomore Amy Wilfert (Westborough, MA) was also in action for Coach Kristen Morwick's Jumbos on Thursday. Competing in the 1,500 meter run, Wilfert narrowly missed qualifying for the final with a 4:38.41 time. Beth Pisarik of Brandeis's 4:38.27 time, just 0.14 faster than Wilfert's, grabbed the final spot in the 1,500 final.