Sophomore Amanda Kelley broke her own school record in the shot put, while the Central Connecticut State University women's track and field team competed in its first meet of the new year at the Sorlein Invitational. Kelley recorded a distance of 13.01 meters to place first in the event. She shattered her old record of 12.27 meters, set at last season's Northeast Conference Championship meet. The Cumberland, RI native also won the weight throw with a distance of 15.76 meters.
Six Blue Devils placed in the top five on Friday. Sophomore Katrina Ainsworth and freshman Rachel Dombroski placed third and fourth place, respectively, in the 400 meter dash. The former finished in 1:03.87, while the latter recorded a time of 1:04.66. The 800 meters also saw two Blue Devils placed third and fourth. Freshman Anna Shields and senior Kim Savino crossed the line in 2:26.24 and 2:26.35, respectively. Sophomore Amy Sanjurjo placed fourth in the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.50 seconds. Junior Katherine Bossardet ran the one mile in 5:19.74 to place fourth.
Two CCSU team members other than Kelley recorded top five finishes in the field. Both Sanjurjo and freshman Amy Neumann placed fifth in their respective field events. Sanjurjo was fifth in the long jump with a mark of 5.22 meters, while Neumann recorded a height of 2.60 meters to place fifth in the pole vault.
Central will head back to Rhode Island next weekend for the URI Invitational on Saturday, January 23.