Teams: Women's Track & Field: Schedule & Results
JONES, ALLEN & COLLINS EARN ALL-AMERICAN HONORS AT NCAA TRACK & FIELD
WOMEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
At Berea, OH
Saturday, May 29, 2010
|Nakeisha Jones posted her fourth
All-American effort indoors and outdoors at the NCAA's
BEREA, Oh. -- The Tufts University women's outdoor track & field
team gave three All-American performances on Saturday at the 2010
NCAA Championships hosted by Baldwin-Wallace College. The Jumbos
finished 20th in the nation on the strength of those efforts,
scoring 13.5 points.
Jones (Boston, MA) recorded her fourth NCAA top-five finish in the triple jump,
placing third overall. She was second in her preliminary with a
distance of 38'7" (11.76m). She went an inch-plus further in the
final, reaching 39'7 1/4" for third place overall. Previously, she was third at NCAA Outdoors last season, and has been second
Indoors this past winter and fourth Indoors in 2009.
In her first NCAA appearance, first year Kelly Allen (Norton, MA)
took fourth place in the discus throw. Her 141'1" (43.01m) distance
in the first flight was third. She bumped it up to 143-flat (43.59m)
in the finals. The All-American showing completed a fantastic season
in the event, during which she set a new Tufts discus record of
Sophomore Dayorsha Collins (Boston, MA) picked up her first
All-American plaque by tying for fifth in the high jump. She cleared
5'5 3/4" (1.67m) to finish in a four-way tie for fifth place. In her
previous NCAA meet, she had been 11th at the 2009 NCAA Indoors for
All three Jumbos out-performed their seeds entering the '10 NCAA
meet. Jones had the eighth-best triple jump entering the meet, while
Allen and Collins were both ranked 12th in their respective events.
Junior Kanku Kabongo (Abington, MA) was also in the NCAA
triple jump field, but did not qualify for the final with her 37'1
1/4" length in the preliminaries.
All four Tufts athletes compete on Saturday only during the