Leverette Wins Heptathlon at New England Championships
Freshman Christie Leverette scored 4,617 to win the
heptathlon and set a stadium record at the New England Outdoor
Track and Field Championships at UMass. The two-sport athlete
placed second in the long jump and javelin, while placing ninth in
the 800 meter portion of the seven event competition. On Friday
she recorded two firsts, a second and a fifth place finish to lead
Central Connecticut to 21st out of 36 scoring teams in Amherst,
Leverette recorded a distance of 33.95 meters to place second in the javelin on Saturday and tied for second in the long jump with a distance of 5.09 meters. Also a member of the CCSU women's basketball team, Leverette was ninth in the 800 meter portion of the event, recording a time of 2:34.28.
Freshman Amanda Kelley and sophomore Katherine
Bossardet also competed for the Blue Devils on Saturday.
Kelley placed 18th in the shot put and 17th in the discus. In the
shot, she recorded a distance of 11.28 meters and in the discus
threw to a mark of 35.52 meters. Bossardet finished the 3,000
meter steeplechase in 11:33.30 to place 16th.