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Tuesday, April 27, 2010


MEDFORD -- Following their outstanding runner-up finish at the 2010 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championships held at their own Dussault Track on Saturday, the Tufts University women's outdoor track & field team had 10 athletes named as All-Conference performers today. The top three finishers in each event during the championship receive All-Conference recognition.

Tufts' first year thrower Kelly Allen (Norton, MA) was selected as the Most Outstanding Rookie Performer at the meet. She was a double winner, finishing best in the discus and javelin throws, and she was also second in the shot put. Including a fifth place in the hammer throw, she scored a total of 32 points at the meet for Tufts and set two new school records.

Seven team members repeated as All-NESCAC from last season. Seniors Logan Crane (Portland, ME) and Andrea Ferri (Dracut, MA) earned the recognition for the fourth time. Both were part of the 4x100 meter relay that finished third.

Junior Amy Wilfert (Westborough, MA), who was All-NESCAC in one event last season, doubled her take this year with accolades in the 5,000 meters, in which she was second, and in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, in which she placed third.

Sophomore Heather Theiss (North Woodmere, NY) won the conference pole vault title for the second straight year to collect All-Conference honors again. Other repeating honorees for Tufts were senior Julia Feltus (Reading, MA) with a second in the hammer throw, sophomore Nakeisha Jones (Boston, MA) with a second in the triple jump, and junior Sarah Nolet (Los Altos, CA) with a third in the javelin throw.

Two Jumbos earned All-NESCAC recognition for the first time. Sophomore Dayorsha Collins (Boston, MA) joined Allen and Wilfert by receiving the award in multiple events. She ran with the 4x100 relay and was second in the high jump. First year Sam Bissonnette (Bridgewater, MA) was also a part of the 4x100 relay.

2010 NESCAC Rookie of the Year Kelly Allen