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Curran Leads Camels to 18th Place Finish at New England Division III Championship

Curran Leads Camels to 18th Place Finish at New England Division III Championship

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--(Photo of Ariana Beers Shot by Frank Poulin) The Connecticut College women's track and field scored 15 points en route to its 18th place finish in The New England Division III Championship hosted by Springfield College this weekend.

MIT scored 132 points to win the New England Division III Crown.

Ashley Curran (Franklin, Mass.) paced the Camels with her third place scoring in the 5000 meters, posting a time of 17:42.48.

Bella Franz (Water Mill, N.Y.) checked in with a time of 4:40.28 en route to her fifth place scoring in the 1500 meters.

In the 10,000 meters, Ariana Beers (Fayetteville, N.Y.) and Anna Laurence (Newton, Mass.) placed sixth and eighth for the Camels with respective times of 38:38.00 and 39:53.52. Both Camels received invitations to the upcoming Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship with their finishes.

Lauren Kennedy (East Longmeadow, Mass.) finished eighth in the javelin with a throw that covered a distance of 115 feet, six inches.

All of the aforementioned Camels garnered All-New England Division III accolades by scoring in the championship.

The Camels had some other notable performances that did not factor into the scoring.

Kelsey McGinnis (Somerset, Mass.) posted a time of 18:09.90 in the 5000 meters.  Emily Winter (Easton, Conn.) logged a time of 11:48.90 in the 3000 meter steeplechase.  Nicole Adam (Cheshire, Conn.) logged a time of 41:02.27 in the 10000 meters.

In the 4x400 meter relay, the Camel quartet comprised of Ashley Bjorkman (Mansfield, Mass.), Bella Franz, Leah Sabatino (Providence, R.I.) and Amanda Jacobsen (Stafford Springs, Conn.) registered a time of 4:09.84.

Sam Pevear (Somersworth, N.H.) threw the discus 116 feet, 11 inches.