Franz Posts Victory in 1000 Meters for Camels at Tufts

Franz Posts Victory in 1000 Meters for Camels at Tufts
MEDFORD, Mass.--(Photo of Bella Franz Provided by Kevin Morris/Kevinmorris.com) Bella Franz (Watermill, N.Y.) posted a time of 3:04.55 to win the 1000 meter run at the Tufts University Invitational Saturday.  Franz qualified for the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and New England Division III Championship with her performance.

The Camels placed eighth in the 13 team field with a score of 49.5 points.

Competing in the same event, junior Kim Bolick (Hopkinton, Mass.) had her ticket stamped to the two aforementioned championships with a fourth place score and time of 3:06.29. Ashley Curran (Franklin, Mass.) took seventh place for the Camels with a time of 3:12.99.

In the 600 meter dash, junior Caroline Leonard (Hingham, Mass.) qualified for the ECAC and New England Division III Championship with another Camel victory in 1:40.78.

Kelsey McGinnis (Somerset, Mass.) placed eighth in the one-mile run with a time of 5:29.59.

In the throws, Sam Pevear (Somersworth, N.H.) placed third in the shot put (35 feet, two inches) and was fifth in the weight throw with a New England Division III Championship qualifying mark of 42 feet, eight and one quarters of an inch.  In the pole vault, Amanda Jacobsen (Stafford Springs, Conn.) vaulted eight feet and half of an inch to finish in a sixth place tie.

The Camels scored in two relays Saturday. The Camel quartet consisting of Kelsey McGinnis, Anna Guay (Watertown, Conn.), Anna Laurence (Newton, Mass.) and Alexis Cheney (Waltham, Mass.) secured a fourth place scoring with a time of 10:45.68 in the 4x800 meter relay.

Caroline Leonard, Bella Franz, Ashley Curran and Kim Bolick placed fifth in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 4:18.32.