NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Connecticut College women's track & field program will travel to Middlebury to compete at the NESCAC Championships on Saturday.
The Camels are coming off one of their best years in program history by matching their second-highest finish ever (5th) and putting together their second-highest point total (63) at last year's conference championship event. A big reason for the success was having the throwers combine to record two winning marks and another three-runner up performances to lead the way.
This season's team is headlined by throwers Koko Mensah (Orange, N.J.) and Emily Senatore (Norwell, Mass.). Mensah enters the weekend with the nation's fourth-best throw in the shot put as well as the conference's second-best mark in the discus. Senatore, who won the discus last year, is poised to repeat as the top seed and also has the third-best toss in the hammer.
With the heptathlon not being contested this weekend, another major threat to score points across multiple areas will be senior Shannon Kennedy (East Longmeadow, Mass.). The team captain, who holds school records in the long jump and 100-meter high hurdles, will compete in both events at the championship and will look to significantly factor into the team's overall point total.
On the track, the Camels' top performers who have the ability to score are sophomores Meredith Cronin (Foxborough, Mass.) and Tarvis Hintlian (Winchester, Mass.). Cronin, the cross country team's top performer since her arrival, is entered in the 5,000-meter run, while Hintlian can be a threat to capture the 3,000-meter steeplechase crown.
The championship event begins on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. Live stats and a webcast will be available for fans who can't make it to the meet in person.