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Mensah and Senatore Lead Women’s Track & Field to Third-Place Finish at Snowflake Classic

Emily Senatore

MEDFORD, Mass. – Sophomore Koko Mensah (Orange, N.J.) recorded the top shot put mark in the country this spring and junior Emily Senatore (Norwell, Mass.) won the discus throw to lead the Connecticut College women's track & field program to a third-place finish among 22 scoring teams at the Snowflake Classic hosted by Tufts on Saturday afternoon. The Camels finished the meet with 64 points.

Mensah won the shot put by registering a mark of 43-feet, 11.25-inches on her third attempt. The mark ranks tops in the country by two inches. Senatore, meanwhile, recorded a toss that traveled 137-2 to capture the discus crown. Her mark was a school record and also ranks seventh nationally.

Other notable performances were made by senior Aly Saperstein (Simsbury, Conn.) and junior Shannon Kennedy (East Longmeadow, Mass.). Saperstein placed third in the hammer throw and fourth in the javelin throw with marks of 137-6 and 124-8, respectively, while Kennedy finished fourth in the 100-meter high hurdles in 16.46 seconds and fourth in the long jump by leaping 16-7.75.

Connecticut College will send most of its team to compete at the Coast Guard Invitational next weekend, while select members will trek to Princeton to compete at the prestigious Sam Howell Invitational.

Team Standings

1. Tufts 187; 2. Trinity 88.50; 3. Connecticut College 64; T-4. Westfield State 63; T-4. WPI 63; 6. Wesleyan 50; 7. Bridgewater State 46.50; 8. Smith 43; 9. Worcester State 42; 10. Regis 29.