The Central Connecticut women's track and field team finished tied for seventh at the 2015 Northeast Conference Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Emmitsburg, MD on Sunday. The team tallied 49 points over the two-day championship meet to record the finish, including 40 on the second and final day.
2015 NEC Outdoor Track Results
Elizabeth Eberhardt won the 3,000 meter steeplechase for the Blue Devils on Sunday, turning in a time of 10:52.01. The senior crossed the finish line first to take gold and clinch 10 points for the Blue Devils in the race. Junior Ally Gates joined Eberhardt in the top-eight in the event with a sixth place overall finish. Gates finished with a time of 12:02.73 to earn the result and three points for CCSU.
Senior Krisztina Dearborn logged a third place overall finish for the Blue Devils in the 5,000 meter run. Dearborn crossed the finish line with a time of 17:40.55 to earn the bronze medal and pick up six points toward the team score.
In the 100 meter hurdles finals, sophomores Melissa Wolliston and Sarah Hicks recorded top-eight finishes and earned points for CCSU. The duo both clocked in collegiate personal-best times, Wolliston at 14.51 for a fourth place finish and Hicks at 14.75 for a seventh place finish. Wolliston earned five points for the Blue Devils and Hicks earned two.
Wolliston followed that performance up with a runner-up finish in the 400 meter hurdles finals. The sophomore crossed the finish line at the 1:02.75 mark to earn eight more points for Central. The time also proved to be another collegiate personal-best for Wolliston.
The CCSU 4x100 relay team of Hicks, sophomore Sherise Truman, Wolliston, and junior Chantelle Deer placed sixth with a combined time of 49.07. The squad earned three points for the Blue Devils, turning in a season-best time.
The CCSU 4x400 relay team of freshman Taylor Boncal, Deer, Wolliston, and Truman also recorded a sixth place finish in their respective relay. The team combined to finish with a time of 3:56.01 and earn three points for Central.
Sacred Heart won the 2015 NEC Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championship with a team score of 195.5 points. LIU Brooklyn was runner-up, collecting 140 points followed by host Mount St. mary;s in third with 107.5 points. Robert Morris took fourth with 75 followed by Saint Francis U (65) and Fairleigh Dickinson (58). The Blue Devils were tied for seventh with Wagner at 49 points ahead of Bryant (48) and Saint Francis NY (32) to round out the 10 team field.
The Blue Devils will return to action with the New England Championships next weekend on May 8 and 9. the two-day regional championships will be held at MIT in Cambridge, MA.
July 17, 2015 Eberhardt, Saunders Earn USTFCCCA Academic Recognition
June 17, 2015 Eberhardt Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award
May 29, 2015 Eberhardt Finishes 46th at NCAA East Regional
May 28, 2015 Pair of Blue Devils Earn Women's T&F All-NEC Honors
May 22, 2015 Eberhardt Qualifies for NCAA East Regional
May 16, 2015 Women's T&F In Action at ECAC/IC4A Championships
May 3, 2015 W. Outdoor Tied for Seventh at NEC Championship
May 2, 2015 Women's Track Completes Day One at NECs
April 28, 2015 Eberhardt Takes NEC Track Athlete of the Week Honor
April 25, 2015 Women's T&F Concludes UMass Amherst Pre-Conference Meet
April 21, 2015 Eberhardt Named NEC Athlete of the Week
April 18, 2015 Three Blue Devils Compete at Larry Ellis Invitational
April 18, 2015 McBride, Booker Take Silver at Mark Young Invitational
April 14, 2015 Dearborn Named NEC Track Athlete of the Week
April 11, 2015 Women's T&F Concludes Minutemen Invitational
April 11, 2015 Dearborn Takes Third at Bison Outdoor Classic
April 4, 2015 W. Outdoor Finishes Seventh at AIC on Saturday
April 3, 2015 Eberhardt Claims Ninth in Steeplechase on Friday
March 27, 2015 Home Track & Field Meet Cancelled
March 7, 2015 Trio Compete at IC4A/ECAC Championships on Saturday
March 1, 2015 Saunders Competes at USATF Indoor Championships
February 27, 2015 W. Indoor Finishes First Day of NEICAAA Championships
February 22, 2015 Women's Indoor T&F Takes Third at NEC Championships
February 21, 2015 W. Track & Field Currently Fourth At NEC Championships
February 17, 2015 Eberhardt Tabbed NEC Track Athlete of the Week
February 13, 2015 Women's Indoor Track Finishes Valentine Invitational
February 7, 2015 Blue Devils Finish URI Coaches Tribute Meet Saturday
February 3, 2015 Saunders Named NEC Indoor Field Athlete of the Week
January 30, 2015 Women's Indoor Finishes John Thomas Terrier Classic
January 24, 2015 Women's Indoor T&F Complete Sorlien Memorial Invitational
January 16, 2015 Women's T&F Concludes NYC Gotham Cup Friday
January 11, 2015 Women's Track Opens Season at Yale on Saturday