Pevear Scores in Discus and Hammer to Lead Camels at AIC

Pevear Scores in Discus and Hammer to Lead Camels at AIC

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--The Connecticut College women's outdoor track and field team competed in the American International College Invitational Saturday.

Senior Sarah Matthews (Westwood, Mass.) posted a time of 59.89 seconds to qualify for the New England Division III and Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships.

Sophomore Sam Pevear (Somersworth, N.H.) had a big day in field events. Pevear placed third in the discus throw, covering a distance of 119 feet, six inches to qualify for the New England Division III and ECAC Championship.  

Pevear threw the hammer 124 feet, five inches to finish in seventh place. In the shot put, Pevear placed ninth with a throw of 35 feet, 11 and one half of an inch to qualify for the New England Division III Championship

"I executed on my last throws and got it together today," Pevear said. "The runners worked really well together to push through today."

The Camels placed 10th in the 16 team field with a score of 24 points. UMass Amherst scored 213 points to win the invitational. The Yellow Jackets of AIC placed second with a score of 89 points. The Camels placed fifth amongst the Division III competition.

In the 3000 meter steeplechase, Nicole Adam (Cheshire, Conn.) and Amy Klopp (Monroe, Conn.) placed fifth and seventh with respective times of 13:06.51 and 13:47.21.

Alex Cammarata (Southborough, Mass.) covered a distance of 32 feet, five inches in the triple jump.

In the 4x400 meter relay, the Camel quartet comprised of Sarah Matthews, Haley Adnopoz (Mount Kisco, N.Y.), Heather Rochford (Red Bank, N.J.) and Ali Cookson (Beverly, Mass.) placed seventh with a time of 4:30.78. 

The Camels had some qualifiers for the NESCAC Championship Saturday. In the 1500 meters, Sarah Huckins (Henniker, N.H.), Michelle Wesley (Millwood, N.Y.) and Maura Hallisey (Wethersfield, Conn.) posted respective qualifying marks of 5:02.84, 5:06.06 and 5:13.89.

Merry Byrne (Brookside, N.J.), Emily Winter (Easton, Conn.) and Anna Laurence (Newton, Mass.) posted times of 19:19.05, 19:21.91 and 19:57.67 to earn an invitation to the NESCAC Championship in the 5000 meter run.