Women's Track Finishes Competition at Yale
The Central Connecticut women's track and field team finished competition at the Yale Giegengack Invitational on Saturday. Three freshmen competed for the Blue Devils in their second to last meet before the Northeast Conference Championships. Amanda Prescott competed in the triple jump, while Katrina Ainsworth and Kate McGuire participated in the 60 meter hurdles and 500 meter run, respectively. Prescott recorded a distance of 10.26 meters to place 11th in the triple. Ainsworth placed 18th in the hurdles with a time of 10.22 seconds, while McGuire took home 13th in the 500 with a time of 1:22.31. CCSU will compete in the Indoor Track Winter Games in Long Island, NY on Friday February 13.
Six Blue Devils put forth individual performances, while a relay
team competed in the distance medley on day one of competition on
Friday evening. Freshman Amanda
Kelley placed fourth in the weight throw (15.0 meters), while
junior Samantha Binette performed to a season-best in
the long jump, distancing 4.6 meters.
The other four Blue Devils in individual competition were freshmen Shamone Allien, Aneta Pytel and Meghann Cocca, as well as sophomore Renee Archer in the 200 meters. Allien led the group with a time of 27.62 seconds, with Pytel finishing next in 27.89. Cocca and Archer were the third and fourth finishers for CCSU crossing the line in 28.05 and 28.26 seconds, respectively.
The Blue Devils' distance medley team of senior captains Megan
Jaswell and Kathleen Lima, as well as junior Kim
Savino and sophomore Katherine Bossardet was third out of five
squads, recording a time of 12 minutes and 44.74 seconds.