Women's Track & Field

Women's Track Finishes Competition at NECs In 10th

Women's Track Finishes Competition at NECs In 10th

The Central Connecticut women's track and field team finished competition in the Northeast Conference Indoor Championships today in 10th place out of 12 teams in Landover, MD. The Blue Devils totaled 18 points and were led by freshman Amanda Kelley, who came away with two top eight performances in the throwing events. Kelley, last week's NEC Rookie and Field Athlete of the Week was third in the weight throw with a mark of 15.6 meters and followed that with an eighth place finish in the shot put, recording a distance of 12.27 meters.

Other top performers on the weekend were freshman Kate McGuire, senior Kathleen Lima and sophomore Katherine Bossardet. McGuire took fifth place in the 500 meters, crossing the line in 1:20.57. Lima placed sixth in the 800 meter run, recording a time of 2:24.26, while Bossardet was ninth in the 5,000 meters in 18:51.09.

The Blue Devil 4x400 meter relay team of Katrina Ainsworth, Kim Savino, Aneta Pytel, and McGuire finished in eighth place, recording a time of 4:11.51. The CCSU distance medley team crossed the line in 13:01.41 to place sixth. The four member team was Megan Jaswell, Savino, Lima and Nicole Coiteux.

Monmouth won the team championship with 140.50 total points, while Long Island and Sacred Heart battled it out for second and third place, respectively. LIU finished with 134 points and the Pioneers recorded 132. CCSU defeated Bryant and St. Francis (NY) in the meet.