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Bossardet Leads Women's Track at NEC Championships

Junior Katherine Bossardet led the team with a third place finish in the 3,000 meter steeplechase as the Central Connecticut women's track and field team competed in the final day of the Northeast Conference Outdoor Championships on Sunday. Bossardet recorded a time of 11:31.94 in the event, while the Blue Devils placed 10th with 29 team points.

Monmouth won the championship with 202 team points, while Long Island and Mount St. Mary's rounded out the top three with scores of 145 and 101, respectively. Central topped Bryant and St. Francis (NY) at the league meet.

Both Central Connecticut relays performed well on Sunday. The 4x100 meter relay team of senior Samantha Binette, freshman Rachel Dombroski and sophomores Shamone Allien and Amy Sanjurjo placed fourth. Their time of 47.82 seconds qualified the squad for the ECAC Championships.

Dombroski and Sanjurjo, along with sophomores Katrina Ainsworth and Kate McGuire made up the Blue Devils' 4x400 meter relay team. The squad placed sixth, recording a time of 4:02.34. Sanjurjo also competed in individual finals action on Sunday. She took seventh in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.35 seconds and crossed the line in 26.11 seconds to take eighth in the 200 meter dash.

Sophomore Amanda Kelley put forth two top 10 performances in the field on Sunday. Her throw of 131'11" placed her fourth in the discus, while her distance of 119'2" was good enough for ninth in the javelin.

Freshman Nablissa Lomotey topped Kelley in the javelin by just over a foot, taking seventh place with a mark of 120'8". Sophomore Amanda Prescott recorded the final top 10 finish on Sunday. She tied for ninth with a mark of 4'11" in the high jump.