Kelley Leads Central at Lafayette Rider Games

Sophomore Amanda Kelley broke the school record in the weight throw in her second straight competition, as Central Connecticut State University competed at the Lafayette Rider Winter Games on Friday. Kelley won the event with a distance of 16.24 meters, topping her previous school record of 16.14 meters set at the Boston Indoor Games. She also added a third place finish in the shot put, recording a distance of 12.90 meters.

Three other Blue Devils finished in the top 10 in field events on Friday. Sophomore Amy Sanjurjo and senior Samantha Binette competed in the long jump. Sanjurjo took ninth place with a jump of 5.05 meters, while Binette was 10th with a mark of 5.03 meters. Sophomore Amanda Prescott added a seventh place finish in the triple jump, recording a distance of 10.83 meters.

Sanjurjo was the top performer for Central on the track. The sophomore placed fourth in the 60 meter dash and seventh in the 200 meters. She recorded times of 7.98 seconds and 26.03 seconds, respectively. Freshman Dara Edge added a seventh place finish in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 9.49 seconds.

Junior Katherine Bossardet and freshman Anna Shields handled the middle distance events for Central Connecticut. The former placed fifth in the 1,000 meters with a time of 3:07.89, while the latter took 10th in the 800 meters in 2:22.79.