Teams: Women's Track & Field: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS HIT THREE NCAA MARKS AT ALL-NEW ENGLAND MEET
WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
All-New England Championships
At Boston, MA
Friday-Saturday, February 26-27, 2010
|Junior Amy Wilfert ran an NCAA qualifying
time in the mile
BOSTON -- Three members of the Tufts University women's indoor track
& field team made NCAA qualifying marks during the 2010
All-New England Championships hosted by Boston University on Friday and
Sophomore triple jumper Nakeisha Jones (Boston, MA) extended
her nation's best automatic qualifying mark in the event to 39'2 1/2" (11.95m) at BU, where
she was third in the meet behind two Division I athletes. Jones'
previous mark of 39'1 1/4" (11.92m) had been set at BU on February 12.
On Friday, senior co-captain Andrea Ferri (Dracut, MA)
improved on her NCAA qualifying score in the pentathlon, totaling 3,128
points to place fifth overall. She was second among the pentathlon field
in both the shot put (34'6 3/4"/10.53m) and in the 800 meters (2:23.01).
Ferri's previous NCAA score had been the 3,023 points that she scored at
the Tufts Stampede on February 5.
Joining the list of potential NCAA qualifiers for the Jumbos was
junior Amy Wilfert (Westborough, MA), who ran 4:58.56 in the
mile. Adding nine-tenths of a second to her time to compensate for the
banked track at BU, she was still well within the 5:05 qualifying
standard. She was ninth at the meet, just 0.01 out of a scoring spot.
The banked track adjustment was the difference in Tufts just missing
NCAA marks in two other events. Junior Andrea Caruth (Vauxhall, NJ)
had a time of 58.58 seconds to which fourth-tenths was added, taking
it beyond the 58.64 provisional time. She and Ferri were also a part of
the 4x400 meter relay foursome whose time of 3:59.16 was adjusted by 1.6
seconds to miss the qualifying time of four minutes flat. They were
joined by sophomore Kayley Pettoruto (Andover, MA) and junior
Kaylee Maykranz (Jackson, WY) for a ninth-place finish, second for
With 10 points scored, Tufts tied for 16th place at the meet. Coach
Kristen Morwick's team was fourth among Division III squads. UConn won
the team championship with a 202 score.
The Jumbos will have their final chance to qualify for the NCAA
Championships next weekend (Mar. 5-6) at the ECAC Championships hosted
by Smith College.