May 8, 2009

Leverette Leads Heptathlon at New Englands

Freshman Christie Leverette leads the heptathlon after day one of competition at the New England Championships at UMass. She set a personal best score for first day action with 2,841 points. The two-sport athlete won two out of the four individual events and was in the top five in all of them. Leverette, also a member of the Central Connecticut women's basketball team, won the 100 meter hurdles in 15.14 seconds and took first in the shot put, recording a distance of 11.59 meters. She also placed second in the igh ump with a height of 1.56 meters and finished fifth in the 200 with a time of 27.20 seconds.

Tomorrow Leverette will finish the final day of the heptathlon with the long jump, javelin and 800 meter run. Earlier this year she won the Holy Cross Heptathlon with a total score of 4,682 points. She is currently ranked first in New England and qualified for the ECAC Championships.

Freshman Amanda Kelley and sophomore Katherine Bossardet will be competing with Leverette on Saturday. Kelley will compete in the discus and shot put, while Bossardet will run the 3,000 meter steeplechase. Bossardet has run the steeplechase eight times in her career at CCSU and has set a school record in seven of those races.