BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Connecticut College women's track & field team broke three indoor school records to end the opening day of the New England Division III Championships at Bowdoin in a tie for sixth place among 15 scoring teams with 10 points.
For the second straight time, the 4x200-meter relay set a new program standard by hitting the tape seventh in 1:47.42 and eclipsing the previous mark of 1:47.91 established at Boston University's Valentine Invitational a few weeks ago. Senior Ivana Lamptey (Leicester, Mass.) anchored the group which also included freshman Ellie Ebby (Wynnewood, Pa.), junior Alicia Palmer (Bloomfield, Conn.), and sophomore Sarah Clark (Cheshire, Conn).
Senior Shannon Kennedy (East Longmeadow, Mass.), who ran a leg for the 4x200-meter relay at the Valentine Invitational, reset two of her own school records en route to earning a fourth-place finish in the pentathlon. In addition to racking up 3,151 points, which bettered her previous mark of 3,111 recorded earlier this winter, the senior flew 17-feet, 5.50-inches to capture the long jump while smashing her previous best mark by four inches.
Connecticut College will conclude competing at the New England Division III Championships tomorrow.
Team Standings (Through Five Events)
1. Williams 48; 2. MIT 36.50; 3. WPI 17.50; 4. Bowdoin 17; 5. Coast Guard 12; T-6. Middlebury 10; T-6. Connecticut College 10; T-6. Rhode Island College 10; 9. Wesleyan 8; 10. Keene State 7; 11. Amherst 6; T-12. Tufts 4; T-12. Bates 4; 14. Trinity 3; 15. Bridgewater State 2.