Franz (800 Meters) & Senatore (Discus) Lead Camels to Eighth Place Finish at NESCAC Championship

Franz (800 Meters) & Senatore (Discus) Lead Camels to Eighth Place Finish at NESCAC Championship

AMHERST, Mass.--The Connecticut College women's track & field team scored 35 points to finish eighth out of 11 teams in the NESCAC Championship at Amherst College today.

Junior Bella Franz (Water Mill, N.Y.) posted a time of 2:11.67 en route to her second place scoring in the 800 meter run to lead the Camels, breaking her own school record.  Franz moved all the way up to 14th place on the national performance list with her run. Freshman Emily Senatore (Norwell, Mass.) threw the discus 123 feet, five inches in another second place scoring for Connecticut College. Junior Lauren Kennedy (East Longmeadow, Mass.) put the shot 38 feet and three quarters of an inch to take third place for Connecticut College today.

Lauren Kennedy and sophomore Aly Saperstein (Simsbury, Conn.) placed third and sixth in the javelin throw with respective marks of 126 feet, 10 inches and 119 feet, nine inches.

The 4x400 meter relay team consisting of Ashley Bjorkman (Mansfield, Conn.), Franz, Shannon Kennedy (East Longmeadow, Mass.) and Ivana Lamptey (Leicester, Mass.) placed seventh for the Camels with a season-best time of 4:12.58.

In the 4x100 meter relay, Lamptey, Kenzie McFarland (Monroe, Conn.), Kaitlin Thomas (Orange, Conn.) and senior Tori Kenyon (Plymouth, Mass.) placed eighth with a season-best time of 50.98 seconds.

Sophomore Grace Sheeran (Medina, Wash.), Eva Brydson (Cape Elizabeth, Maine), Anna Guay (Watertown, Conn.) and Caroline Leonard (Hingham, Mass.) posted a season-best time of 10:06.88 in the 4x800 meter relay for the Camels.

In the 3000 meter steeplechase, senior Emily Winter (Easton, Conn.) placed eighth with a time of 11:35.47 for the Camels.  Caitlin Teare (Yarmouth, Maine) earned an invitation to the New England Division III Championship in the steeplechase by posting a time of 12:18.42.