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All-New England Championships
At Boston, MA
Friday-Saturday, February 26-27, 2010

Meet Results
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 Saturday.

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 Division III.

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.