BOSTON, Mass.--The Connecticut College women's track and field team visited Boston University to compete in the Valentine Invitational today.
The major highlight of the day was the performance of the Camels' distance medley team. Senior Ashley Curran (Franklin, Mass.), Alicia Palmer (Bloomfield, Conn.), Caitlin Teare (pictured, Yarmouth, Maine) and Bella Franz (Water Mill, N.Y.) climbed to #7 on the national performance list as of this writing with their seventh place finish today, posting a time of 12:10.20. They were the third fastest Division III finisher in Beantown.
Curran earned an invitation to the New England Division III Championship in the one-mile run, posting a time of 5:10.86 for the Camels in Boston. In the 400 meter dash, Palmer earned her invitation to the aforementioned Division III Championship with a time of 1:00.53.
Other marks of note included senior Ashley Bjjorkman's (Mansfield, Mass.) personal record setting time of 1:24.10 in the 500 meter dash. In the 4x400 meter relay, Bjorkman, Shannon Kennedy (East Longmeadow, Mass.), Leila Alfaro (Charleston, S.C.) and Ivana Lamptey (Leicester, Mass.) posted a time of 4:12.54 for the Camels.
Across the river at MIT, the Camels competed at the Gordon Kelly Invitational this afternoon. Rookie thrower Koko Mensah (Orange, Conn.) placed second in the shot put with a mark of 40 feet, five inches. Lauren Kennedy (East Longmeadow, Mass.) placed fourth in the shot put with a mark of 39 feet, 11 and three quarter inches. In the long jump, Shannon Kennedy placed fourth in the long jump, who earned an invitation to the New England Division III Championship with a mark of 16 feet, four and a half inches.
Junior Micaela Nee (Hanover, Mass.) posted a time of 19:35.97 to place third in the 5,000 meter run. Sophomore Emily Senatore (Norwell, Mass.) covered a distance of 43 feet, six and a half inches in the weight throw in another personal record setting effort to place sixth for the Camels today.