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Snowflake Classic
At Somerville, MA
Saturday, April 3, 2010

Meet Results
Heather Theiss was one of two Jumbos to qualify nationally and break a school record

SOMERVILLE -- Hosting the annual Snowflake Classic at the Ding Dussault Track at Ellis Oval, the Tufts University women's outdoor track & field team saw three athletes hit NCAA provisional qualifying marks on Saturday afternoon. Two of the three broke school records.

Contrary to the name of the meet, the weather was perfect for the first home meet of the season at Tufts. Sophomore Heather Theiss (North Woodmere, NY) qualified in the pole vault with an 11'9" (3.58m) best. That winning performance was over the 11'7 3/4" provisional mark, and extended her own school record of 11'5 3/4" set earlier this season. First year Kelly Allen (Norton, MA) qualified in the discus throw, winging it 138'10" (42.32m) for a victory in the event. That was beyond the 136'2" qualifying mark, and broke the 20-year old Tufts record of 135'3" set by Toby Dolben in 1990.

Sophomore Nakeisha Jones (Boston, MA) also qualified provisionally in the triple jump. She won the event with a 37'9 1/4" (11.51m) best jump.

Tufts won five events overall at the non-scoring meet. Junior Kanku Kabongo (Abington, MA) finished the 200 meters in 26.62 seconds for first place. She was also second in the long jump with 17' 1/2" (5.19m) distance and second in the triple jump at 36'10 1/2" (11.24m). Allen added a 38'6" (11.73m) shot put victory.

Other runner-up efforts on home turf came from senior Logan Crane (Portland, ME) in the 100 meters (12.85 seconds), senior co-captain Andrea Ferri (Dracut, MA) in the 400 meter hurdles (1:07.74), sophomore Dayorsha Collins (Boston, MA) in the high jump (5'3"/1.60m), senior Julia Feltus (Reading, MA) in both the shot put (37'10"/11.53m) and hammer throw (147'0"/44.82m), junior Sarah Nolet (Los Altos, CA) in the javelin throw (114'6"/34.90m) and the 4x400 meter relay (4:17.42). The Tufts foursome was sophomore Kayley Pettoruto (Andover, MA), sophomore Sarah Boudreau (Sherborn, MA), sophomore Grace Perry (Chicago, IL), and sophomore Lauren Flament (Shelton, CT).

Coach Kristen Morwick's Jumbos are at the George Davis Invitational hosted by UMass Lowell next weekend.