Amanda Kelley Sets School Record, Blue Devils Compete at Northeastern

Freshman Amanda Kelley set a school record in the shot put, while the Central Connecticut women's track and field team competed at the Northeastern Husky Track and Field Carnival on Saturday. Kelley recorded a distance of 38 feet, six and one quarter inches to place eighth in the event. The Blue Devil freshman also placed fourth in the weight throw with a mark of 46 ft. 6.75 in.

Freshman teammate Amy Sanjurjo finished in the top 15 in three events. She placed fourth in the 55 meter dash, recording a time of 7.36 seconds. Sanjurjo was also 10th in the long jump and 14th in the 200 meters. She jumped to 16 ft. 10.5 in. in the long and crossed the finish line in 26.48 in the 200.

CCSU cross country standouts Katherine Bossardet and Megan Jaswell as well as freshman Amanda Prescott were the other Blue Devils to come away with top ten finishes at the meet. Bossardet placed eighth in the 5000 meters in a time of 18:41.16, while Jaswell finished five seconds behind her (18:46.11) in 10th. Prescott was ninth in the triple jump, recording a mark of 33 ft. 3 in.

The Blue Devils will be back in action next month when they compete in the Sorlein Invitational at URI on January 16 at 1:00 p.m.