Underclassmen Pace Women's Track at NEC Championships
Four underclassmen scored points for CCSU during final day of
competition at the Northeast Conference Outdoor Track and Field
Championships. The Blue Devils finished in eighth out of the 11
teams competing at Monmouth University. Freshmen Amanda
Kelley, Christie Leverette and Amanda
Asaro, as well as sophomore Katherine
Bossardet scored 26 out of Central Connecticut's 30 points on
Kelley took fourth in the shot put and hammer throw on Sunday, recording distances of 12.02 and 45.03 meters, respectively. Leverette and Asaro also scored points during final competition today. Leverette put forth a silver medal performance in the high jump with a mark of 1.64 meters, while Asaro placed sixth in the 800 meter run, crossing the line in 2:21.95. Bossardet was the final Blue Devil to score individual points during the final day of the meet. She came in fourth in the 3,000 meter steeple chase, breaking her own school record with a time of 11:19.68.
Both of the CCSU relay teams competing on Sunday placed. The 4x400 team of Kendra Smith, Kathleen Lima, Katrina Ainsworth and Kate McGuire took sixth place with a time of 4:05.76. Ainsworth, Ashley Stocking, Samantha Binette and Meghann Cocca made up the Blue Devil 4x100 meter relay team that placed eighth, crossing the line in 51.03 seconds.
During day one of competition, Kelley placed seventh in both the javelin and discus events. She recorded distances of 33.53 and 36.44 meters, respectively. Senior Megan Jaswell also scored for CCSU on Saturday, taking sixth place in the 10,000 meter run with a time of 38:45.08.
Central Connecticut finished with 42 total points, while
Monmouth won the team championship with 160.66 points. Defending
champion Sacred Heart was this year's runner-up with 132 points and
Long Island took the bronze with 118.50 team points.