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ECAC Championships
At Northampton, MA
Friday-Saturday, March 5-6, 2010

Meet Results
ECAC triple jump champion Nakeisha Jones

BOSTON -- Sophomore Nakeisha Jones (Boston, MA) won the triple jump title at the 2010 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Championships on Saturday at Smith College, leading the Tufts women's indoor track & field team to seventh place at the meet. The Jumbos scored in 11 events at the meet, which started on Friday.

Jones was the first Jumbo to win an individual title at the ECAC meet in several years. Her distance of 39' 1/2" (11.9m) was an inch and a half longer than second-place Tanasia Hoffler from Williams College, who went 38'11" (11.86m). Jones' mark was an NCAA automatic qualifier, but did not improve upon her 39'2 1/2" (11.95m) from the All-New England Championships last weekend.

Senior co-captain Andrea Ferri (Dracut, MA) was second in the pentathlon, scoring eight points for the team. Her 3,064 point total was an NCAA provisional qualifier, but like Jones it did not improve her previous mark of 3,128 from last weekend. Ferri won the 800 in the pentathlon at ECAC's, finishing in 2:27.80.

Senior Logan Crane (Portland, ME) also made the NCAA provisional mark in the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.28 seconds in the finals, good for a fifth-place finish. The time just snuck inside the 7.29 NCAA standard. Crane also scored a point for Tufts in the long jump, placing eighth with a best effort of 17'1 1/2" (5.22m).

Coach Kristen Morwick's team earned three fifths overall. First-year shot putter Kelly Allen (Norton, MA) tossed the ball 40'6 3/4" (12.36m), and the 4x400 relay ran 4:04.18 for fifth place.

Tufts accumulated 39.5 points for their seventh-place finish. Ithaca College won the ECAC title with 64.5 points.

The Jumbos will now await word on the qualifiers for the 2010 NCAA Division III Championships, to be held next Friday and Saturday (Mar. 12-13) at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Besides Jones, who is in automatically, Ferri, Crane, junior Amy Wilfert (Westborough, MA) in the mile, and sophomore Heather Theiss (North Woodmere, NY) in the pole vault are provisionally qualified.