Sophomore Amanda Kelley placed in the
top five in two events, while the Central Connecticut women's track
and field team competed at the Jay Carisella Invitational to start
the indoor season on Saturday. Freshman Dara Edge also broke the
CCSU school record in the 55 meter hurdles.
Kelley placed fourth in the shot put with a distance of 12.20 meters and took fifth in the weight throw, recording a mark of 15.60 meters. Edge's record breaking time of 8.83 seconds was good enough for 10th place. She broke the previous record of 9.21 seconds, set by Amanda Ricchezza in 2000.
Junior Katherine Bossardet and senior Alyssa Cole placed fifth and sixth in the 5000 meters with times of 18:42.40 and 18:43.49, respectively.
Sophomores Amy Sanjurjo and Kate McGuire were the other two Blue Devils to place in the top 10 on the track Saturday. Sanjurjo was sixth in the 55 meters with a time of 7.44 seconds, while McGuire finished the 500 meters in a time of 1:21.57 to place eighth.
Sophomore Amanda Prescott did her damage in the field. She placed ninth in the triple jump with a mark of 32 feet, 10 inches.
CCSU will return to the track on January 15 for the Sorlein Invitational at the University of Rhode Island.