Teams: Women's Track & Field: Schedule & Results
JONES BETTERS NCAA TRIPLE JUMP DISTANCE AT ANNUAL VALENTINE MEET
WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
At Boston, MA
Friday, February 12, 2010
|Kayley Pettoruto led off a 4x4 that was less
than a second off the NCAA provisional mark
BOSTON -- Several members of the Tufts University women's indoor
track & field team competed at the massive Valentine Invitational hosted
by Boston University on Friday. Sophomore Nakeisha Jones (Boston, MA)
provided the top Tufts performance in the triple jump.
Jones, who entered the week ranked second among all NCAA Div. III
competitors in the triple jump with her 38'2" (11.63m) effort at BU on
January 29, went 39'1 1/4" (11.92m) on Friday at BU. That would be the
best mark in Division III depending on other results from this weekend.
She was third out of 20 entrants at the competitive Valentine meet.
The Jumbos were near the NCAA Division III provisional qualifying
marks in three other events. The 4x400 meter relay foursome of sophomore
Kayley Pettoruto (Andover, MA), junior Andrea Caruth
(Vauxhall, NJ), junior Kaylee Maykranz (Jackson, WY), and
senior co-captain Andrea Ferri (Dracut, MA) finished in 4:00.96,
less than a second off the NCAA time of 4:00 flat. They were 15th out of
35 at the meet.
Caruth's finish of 59.30 seconds in the 400 meters was 0.66 behind the
national provision mark of 58.64 seconds. Her run was 35th among 145
in that race. Senior Logan Crane (Portland, ME) continued
to hover around the NCAA 55 dash mark of 7.29 seconds with her time of
7.45 seconds at BU. She did not qualify for the final and placed
23rd out of 70. Her 26.10 time in the 200 meters was a half-second off
the Tufts record, good for 35th in a huge field of 158.
The distance medley relay is the only women's event remaining to be
held on Saturday. Coach Kristen Morwick's team will also compete at the
MIT Invitational on Saturday.