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Mensah Wins Shot Put to Lead Women’s Track & Field at Cupid Challenge

Koko Mensah

MEDFORD, Mass. – Freshman Koko Mensah (Orange, N.J.) won the shot put to lead the Connecticut College women's track & field team at the Cupid Challenge hosted by Tufts University on Saturday afternoon.

Mensah was one of three additional Camels who earned a qualifying mark for the upcoming New England Division III Championships on the second day of the non-scoring meet after junior Shannon Kennedy (East Longmeadow, Mass.) and senior Olivia Verner (Marblehead, Mass.) accomplished the feat yesterday in the heptathlon. She registered a first-place toss that traveled 41-feet, 8.50-inches. Sophomore Alicia Palmer (Bloomfield, Conn.) finished fourth in the 400-meter dash by circling the track in 1:00.64, while junior Emily Senatore (Norwell, Mass.) was fourth in the weight throw by recording a mark of 44-8.

Other notable performances were made by junior Eva Brydson (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) in the 5,000-meter run and classmate Caroline Longacre (Cheshire, Conn.) in the 3,000. Brydson completed the 5,000 in 18:57.65, which was a personal-best time by 30 seconds, and Longacre dropped 36 seconds in the 3,000 by finishing her race in 11:55.31.

Connecticut College will head back to the Boston Area to compete at the Valentine Invitational next weekend.