SOMERVILLE, Mass. – Senior Emily Senatore (Norwell, Mass.) and junior Koko Mensah (Orange, N.J.) won the discus throw and shot put, respectively, for the second straight meet in leading the Connecticut College women's track & field team to a fifth-place finish among 20 scoring programs with 71 points at the Tufts Snowflake Classic on Saturday afternoon.
Senatore broke her own school record in the discus throw for the second straight meet. After notching a throw that traveled 139-feet, 8-inches at the Golden Ram Invitational last weekend, she bettered the mark by tossing the frisbee 142-3. She also finished third in the hammer throw with a mark of 145-9, which was nine inches shy of the program standard.
Mensah, meanwhile, matched a feat by Senatore by taking the shot put crown for the second straight meet, registering a mark of 45-6.50. She was also third in the discus with a toss which sailed 122 feet.
On the track, the Camels were led by sophomore Tarvis Hintlian (Winchester, Mass.) and junior Leila Alfaro (Charleston, S.C.). Hintlian won the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a personal-best time of 11:24.67, which was seven seconds shy of the school record, and Alfaro was second in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles by circling the track in 1:07.48. Both performances were good enough to qualify Hintlian and Alfaro for the upcoming New England Division III Championships.
Another notable performance was made by the 4x100-meter relay team which posted a runner-up finish. Freshman Ellie Ebby (Wynnewood, Pa.), junior Alicia Palmer (Bloomfield, Conn.), sophomore Sarah Clark (Cheshire, Conn.) and senior Ivana Lamptey (Leicester, Mass.) navigated the track in a season-best time of 50.35 seconds.
Connecticut College will next trek to Coast Guard on Saturday, Apr. 6.
Final Team Standings (Top 10)
1. Tufts 148.50; 2. Rensselaer 108; 3. Trinity 77; 4. Boston College 76; 5. Connecticut College 71; 6. Amherst 58; 7. Wheaton 44.50; 8. Wesleyan 34.50; 9. Keene State 31; 10. Smith 27.