HARTFORD, Conn. – Junior Ivana Lamptey (Leicester, Mass.) anchored a winning relay which also ran the third-fastest time in program history to lead the Connecticut College women's track & field team at the Trinity Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
Lamptey and the Camels' 4x400-meter relay cruised to victory in 4:03.76, which was just shy of the school-record time of 4:02.74 that was recorded in 2003 and outdistanced runner-up UMass Dartmouth by more than 11 seconds. Sophomore Alicia Palmer (Bloomfield, Conn.) ran the fastest 400-meter relay split in the program annals by completing the second leg in 57.22 seconds, bettering the previous best of 57.90 established by Nichola Minott in 1989. Classmate Leila Alfaro (Charleston, S.C.) and junior Shannon Kennedy (East Longmeadow, Mass.) also had impressive splits to contribute to the winning time.
Other notable performances were made by sophomore Julianna Donovan (Needham, Mass.) in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and junior Kaitlin Thomas (Orange, Conn.) in the long jump. Donovan won her event in 12:55.55, while Thomas registered a third-place leap of 15-feet, 2.75-inches.
Connecticut College will head back to Trinity to compete at the NESCAC Championships on Saturday, Apr. 28.