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Three Women’s Track & Field Student-Athletes Win Events at Wesleyan Invitational

Leila Alfaro

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Sophomore Alicia Palmer (Bloomfield, Conn.) was victorious in the 400-meter dash and was one of three Camels to win an event for the Connecticut College women's track & field team at the Wesleyan Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

In a non-scoring meet which was moved to an indoor facility due to weather conditions, Palmer captured the 400 in 1:01.29 and also placed third in the 200 by circling the track in 27:06 seconds. Freshman Sarah Clark (Cheshire, Conn.) also posted a pair of strong fourth-place finishes in the same events by punching in times of 27.25 and 1:02.75, while sophomore Leila Alfaro (Charleston, S.C.) won the 60-meter high hurdles in 9.97.

In the field, sophomore Koko Mensah (Orange, N.J.) easily won the shot put by registering a toss that sailed 42-feet, 4.75-inches. Her throw bettered the rest of the field by more than eight feet. Another notable effort was made by junior Emily Senatore (Norwell, Mass.), who recorded a third-place mark of 41-9.25 in the weight throw.

Connecticut College is expected to compete outdoors for the first time when it heads to Tufts for the Snowflake Invitational next weekend.