Women's Track & Field

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, MA.

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.