Teams: Women's Track & Field: Schedule & Results
ALLEN EXTENDS DISCUS MARK AT UMASS LOWELL'S DAVIS INVITATIONAL
WOMEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
George Davis Invitational
At Lowell, MA
Saturday, April 10, 2010
|Senior Logan Crane won the 200 meters by
LOWELL -- First year thrower Kelly Allen (Norton, MA)
continued her fine outdoor season with a personal-best discus throw
and three top three finishes at the George Davis Invitational hosted
by the University of Massachusetts Lowell on Saturday. The meet was
non-scoring, and the hammer throw is still to be contested on
Last week in the discus, Allen's 138'10" (42.32m) was a new Tufts
record and NCAA provisional qualifier. Today at Lowell, she launched the
discus almost three feet further to 141'9" (43.20m), extending her
school record and NCAA mark while placing second at the meet. She was
also third in the shot put, with a best ball of 39'5 1/4" (12.02m), and
third in the javelin throw (118'9"/36.20m).
The Jumbos won two events on Saturday. Senior Logan Crane
(Portland, ME) edged UMass Lowell's Amy Delgado at the finish line
in the 200 meters, recording a winning time of 26.59 seconds. Junior
Amy Wilfert (Westborough, MA) crossed the finish line first in the
3,000-meter steeplechase, clocking a 11:26.21 time.
Allen's effort in the discus was one of four runner-up finishes for
Tufts. Pole vault record-holder and national qualifier Heather Theiss
(North Woodmere, NY) was second with a best of 10'11" (3.33m).
Junior Kanku Kabongo (Abington, MA) reached 17'3 1/2" (5.27m),
the second-best length in the long jump. The 4x100 sprint relay team of
senior co-captain Andrea Ferri (Dracut, MA), sophomore
Dayorsha Collins (Boston, MA), Kabongo, and Crane were the
runners-up in 50.70 seconds.
The Jumbos are scheduled to compete at Princeton's Larry Ellis
Invitational, and at the MIT Invitational next weekend (Apr. 16-17). The
championship season begins after that, with Tufts hosting the NESCAC and
New England Division III meets on consecutive weekends.