NORTHAMPTON, Mass.--Connecticut College senior Lauren Kennedy (East Longmeadow, Mass.) catapulted all the way up to 12th place on the national performance list in the shot put with her win at the Smith College Invitational today. Kennedy broke her own school record that had been bested by teammate Koko Mensah (Orange, N.J.) with a throw of 42 feet, eight and one quarter of an inch. Kennedy earned an invitation to the All-New England (D 1, 2, 3) Championship with her record-setting effort.
As for Mensah, she bested her own record as well, finishing 2nd behind Kennedy with a throw of 40 feet, six and one quarter of an inch. Sophomore Emily Senatore (Norwell, Mass.) won the weight throw with a mark of 42 feet, three quarters of an inch for the Camels today.
In the 3000 meters, senior Ashley Curran (Franklin, Mass.) qualified for the All-New England Championship and moved up to 22nd place on the national performance list with a second place time of 10:21.59. Leila Alfaro (Charleston, S.C.) placed third in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 9.77 seconds, earning an invitation to the New England Division III Championship.
Sophomore Ivana Lamptey (Leicester, Mass.), Alfaro, senior Amanda Jacobsen (Stafford Springs, Conn.) and Alicia Palmer (Bloomfield, Conn.) placed third in the 4x200 meter relay with a time of 1:51.49. Lamptey posted a time of 27.88 seconds to place fourth in the 200 meter dash. In the 4x800 meter relay, the Camel quartet comprised of sophomore Caitlin Teare (Yarmouth, Maine), Hannah Noyes (Vinalhaven, Maine) along with seniors Anna Guay (Watertown, Conn.) and Sabina Flandrick (Boulder, Colo.) placed fourth in 10:36.05 for Connecticut College.
The Camels scored 79 points to place fifth in the 11 team field today.