CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Shannon Kennedy (East Longmeadow, Mass.) and senior Aly Saperstein (Simsbury, Conn.) each broke a school record as the Connecticut College women's track & field program placed seventh among 35 scoring teams with 33 points at the New England Division III Championships over the weekend. The Camels' seventh-place finish and 33 points are also the second-best marks in school history at the championship event.
Kennedy finished second in the heptathlon with 4,363 points, which eclipsed her previous program standard of 4,352 which she recorded at the Silfen Invitational on Apr. 14. She most notably won the long jump by leaping 17-feet, 1.50-inches while also registering the second-fastest times of 15.81 seconds in the 100-meter high hurdles as 26.83 in the 200-meter dash. Senior Olivia Vener (Marblehead, Mass.) also picked up a point for the Camels in the event by placing eighth with 3,714 points.
Saperstein matched Kennedy's feat by setting the school record in the javelin throw with a fourth-place finish. She launched the spear 134-3 to surpass Lauren Kennedy's previous best mark by a foot which was established two years ago.
Other notable performances were made by sophomore Koko Mensah (Orange, N.J.), junior Emily Senatore (Norwell, Mass.) and freshman Tarvis Hintlian (Winchester, Mass.). Mensah scored in two events by placing second in the shot put with a toss that sailed 42-9.50 and eighth in the discus with a mark of 124-3. Senatore finished third in the discus throw by recording a toss of 134-9, while Hintlian punched in a fifth-place time of 11:36.12 in the steeplechase.
Select members of the Connecticut College women's track & field team will travel to Dartmouth College to compete at the All-New England Championships next weekend.
Final Team Standings
1. MIT 161; 2. Williams 69; 3. Coast Guard 60; 4. UMass Boston 56; 5. Trinity 49; 6. Bowdoin 35; 7. Connecticut College 33; 8. WPI 30; 9. Middlebury 27; 10. Tufts 26.5.