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Winter Posts Victory in 3000 Meter Steeplechase for Camels

Winter Posts Victory in 3000 Meter Steeplechase for Camels

NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College women's track and field team competed in the Coast Guard Invitational Saturday.

The Camels placed seventh in the 13 team field with a score of 49 points.

Sophomore Emily Winter (Easton, Conn.) paced the Camels with a victory in the 3000 meter steeplechase.  Winter qualified for the New England Division III Championship while earning a spot on the National Performance list with a time of 12:06.25.

Bella Franz (Water Mill, N.Y.) placed second in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:40.97 while Caroline Leonard (Hingham, Mass.) finished fourth in 4:43.47. Both times are ranked on the National Performance List. The Camel duo earned invitations to the Eastern College Athletic Conference and New England Division III Championships. The times were the second and third fastest, ranking only behind Maura Danahy '02.

In the 5000 meter run, Ashley Curran (Franklin, Mass.), Ariana Beers (Fayetteville, N.Y.) and Kelsey McGinnis (Somerset, Mass.) placed second, fourth and sixth with respective times of 18:23.3, 18:35.8 and 18:55.1. Curran's time vaulted her up onto the National Performance list. All three Camels earned invitations the New England Division III Championship. Curran and Beers also earned invites to the ECAC Championship for the Camels.

Lauren Kennedy (Longmeadow, Mass.) threw the javelin 109 feet, five inches en route to a third place scoring. In the discus throw, Sam Pevear (Somersworth, N.H.) covered a distance of 107 feet, four inches in a fifth place scoring for the Camels.