Women's Track & Field

Women's Track Places Fourth at Holy Cross

Women's Track Places Fourth at Holy Cross

Sophomores Amy Sanjurjo and Amanda Kelley each won events on Sunday as the Central Connecticut women's track and field team placed fourth out of six teams at Holy Cross. Sanjurjo won the long jump with a distance of 16 feet 1.75 inches, while Kelley recorded a mark of 41 feet 4.5 inches to take the shot put. The Blue Devils finished with a team score of 87 to place fourth in the meet.

Both Sanjurjo and Kelley recorded top five performances in other events as well on Sunday. The former placed fifth in the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.25 seconds. The latter was the runner-up in the discus with a distance of 124'8" and took third place in the hammer throw, recording a mark of 143'1". Senior Samantha Binette also placed in a field event. She took fifth in the long jump with a jump of 15'7.5".

Junior Katherine Bossardet had the best finish on the track for CCSU on Sunday. She placed second in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, crossing the line in 11:42.03. Sophomores Kate McGuire and Katrina Ainsworth competed in separate 400 meter events for the Blue Devils. McGuire ran the 400 meter dash in 1:00.74 to place fourth, while Ainsworth placed fifth in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:08.12. Freshman Dara Edge also placed fifth in the 100 meter hurdles to help lead CCSU. She recorded a time of 16.37 seconds in the event.

Holy Cross won the meet with a team score of 237.50, while Maine and Hartford finished second and third with totals of 167 and 97, respectively. CCSU defeated American International (83) and Stonehill (33.5) to place fourth.