Teams: Women's Track & Field: Schedule & Results
FERRI QUALIFIES FOR NCAA HEPTATHLON, THEISS BREAKS POLE VAULT MARK AT
WOMEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
Coastal Carolina University Shamrock Invitational
At Conway, SC
Friday-Saturday, March 19-20, 2010
|Senior Andrea Ferri qualified for NCAA's in
the first outdoor meet
CONWAY, S.C. -- On the Tufts University women's track & field team's
trip to South Carolina to start the 2010 outdoor season, senior
co-captain Andrea Ferri (Dracut, MA) provisionally qualified for
the NCAA Championships in the heptathlon and sophomore Heather Theiss
(North Woodmere, NY) set a new outdoor pole vault school record
at the Coastal Carolina Shamrock Invitational.
Ferri scored 4,219 points in the seven-event heptathlon, surpassing
the national provisional mark of 4,100. She finished sixth out of 23
competitors at the meet. Her time of 26.65 seconds scored 741 points in
the 200-meter run. Also topping 700 points (702) in the 800 meters, she
posted a 2:29.28 time.
Theiss had the best Tufts finish at the meet with her third in the
pole vault. She cleared the bar at 11'5 3/4" (3.5m), going beyond her
previous team record of 10'11 3/4" by six inches (3.35m). She is two
inches off the NCAA provisional standard of 11'7 3/4" (3.55m).
Among several other Jumbos who made the trip, sophomore Kayley
Pettoruto (Andover, MA) was 20th in the javelin throw with 105'3"
(32.09m) distance. Junior Andrea Caruth (Vauxhall, NJ) placed
21st in the 400 hurdles with a 1:06.40 time.
The meet did not include team scoring.