Camels Catapult Up to #4 on National Performance List with Record Setting Performance in DMR

Camels Catapult Up to #4 on National Performance List with  Record Setting Performance in DMR

BOSTON, Mass.—(Photo of Bella Franz Shot by Kevin Morris/Kevin Morris.com) The Connecticut College women's indoor track and field squad made the trip up Commonwealth Avenue to compete in the Boston University Valentine Invitational Saturday.

In the distance medley relay, the Camels placed fifth in the field and moved up to fourth place on the NCAA National Performance List with school record finish in 12:05.84. The record setting team was comprised of Bella Franz (Water Mill, N.Y.), Amanda Jacobsen (Stafford Springs, Conn.), Caroline Leonard (Hingham, Mass.) and Kim Bolick (Hopkinton, Mass.). 

In the 800 meter run, Franz moved into the top 10 on the National Performance list with another Camel school record in 2:14.46. She is the top ranked freshman in the nation. Leonard earned invitations to the New England Division III and ECAC Championships with a time of 2:18.70 in the 800.

In the one-mile run, Bolick posted a time of 5:03.25 to move up to 17th place on the National Performance List. Kelsey McGinnis (Somerset, Mass.) moved onto the National Performance list in the 5000 meters with her finish in 17:53.96. Ariana Beers (Fayetteville, N.Y.) and Emily Winter (Easton, Conn.) earned invitations to the New England Division III Championship with their times of 18:53.34 and 18:59.49 in the 5000. 

In the 1000 meter run, Ashley Curran (Franklin, Mass.) earned invitations to the ECAC and New England Division III Championship with a time of 3:08.32.

At MIT, Sam Pevear (Somersworth, N.H.) threw the 20 pound weight throw 44 feet, three quarters of an inch en route to a school record, earning an invitation to the New England Division III Championship with her seventh place scoring.