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Connecticut College Tops Eight Team Field to Win Home Invitational

Connecticut College Tops Eight Team Field to Win Home Invitational

NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College women's track and field scored 134 points to win its home invitational in New London Saturday.

The Camels finished one point in front of the Hawks from Roger Williams University, who placed second in the eight team field with a score of 133 points.

The Wellesley Blue placed third with 132 points. Rhode Island College (123), Trinity College (118), Community College of Rhode Island (33), Massachusetts Maritime Academy (18) and Sullivan County Community College (16) finished fourth-eighth place.

Anna Laurence (Newton, Mass.), Ariana Beers (Fayetteville, N.Y.), and Nicole Adam (Cheshire, Conn.) placed first, second and third in the 10,000 meters to lead the Camels to the victory with respective times of 40:26.73, 41:20. 97, and 41:21.08. All three performances qualified the Camels for the New England Division III Championship.

In the 800 meter run, 2014 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship qualifiers Bella Franz (Water Mill, N.Y.) and Caroline Leonard (Hingham, Mass.) finished in first and second place with respective times of  2:16.63 and 2:18.83.

Emily Winter (Easton, Conn.) posted a time of 19:16.74 to win the 5000 meter run for the Camels. Junior Sam Pevear (Somersworth, N.H.)  threw the discus 116 feet, nine inches en route to another Connecticut College victory.  Pevear took third place in the hammer with a throw that covered a distance of 129 feet, three inches.

Amanda Jacobsen (Stafford Springs, Conn.) and Marina Stuart (Philadelphia, Pa.) placed second and third in the pole vault, with marks of  nine feet and one quarter of an inch and eight feet and six and one quarter of an inch.

Lauren Kennedy (East Longmeadow, Mass) placed third in the javelin with a throw that covered a distance of 107 feet, 11 inches for Connecticut College.

In the 4x400 meter relay, the Camel quartet comprised of Ashley Bjorkman (Mansfield, Mass.), Bella Franz, Caroline Leonard and Amanda Jacobsen cruised to victory in 4:08.79.

Ashley Curran (Franklin, Mass.), Kelsey McGinnis (Somerset, Mass.), Alexis Cheney (Waltham, Mass.) and Anna Guay (Watertown, Conn.) placed third with a time of 10:36.57 in the 4x800 meter relay.