Women's Track Competes At UMass

Freshman Amanda Kelley finished sixth or better in all four throwing events as the Central Connecticut women's track and field team finished sixth out of 10 teams at the UMass Spring Meet. She took second in the shot put, fourth in both the javelin and discus, and sixth in the hammer throw.

Kelley recorded a distance of 12.02 meters in the shot put and threw for 34.8 meters in the javelin. She recorded a mark of 32.21 meters in the discus and throw the hammer 38.27 meters.

Fellow freshman Christie Leverette placed in three field events, highlighted by a third place finish in the high jump as she recorded a height of 1.6 meters. She recorded a distance of 30.97 meters to place sixth in the javelin and placed seventh in the shot put with a mark of 10.31 meters. Freshman Amanda Prescott recorded the other top 10 finish in the field for CCSU. She took home seventh in the triple jump with a distance of 10.57 meters.

Four Blue Devils finished in the top 10 on the track on Saturday. Sophomore Katherine Bossardet placed sixth in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 11:39.96, while freshman Meghann Cocca took 10th in the 100 meter dash, crossing the line in 13.76 seconds.

Senior captain Sherry Wallace and freshman Katrina Ainsworth both placed in the hurdle events at UMass. Wallace was ninth in the 110 meter hurdles, finishing in 17.4 seconds, while Ainsworth was 10th in 17.95. Ainsworth also took 10th in the 400 meter hurdles, crossing the line in 1:10.50.