Lauren Kennedy Sets School Record in Shot Put for Camels at Amherst Invitational

Lauren Kennedy Sets School Record in Shot Put for Camels at Amherst Invitational

NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College junior Lauren Kennedy (pictured, East Longmeadow, Mass.) three the shot put 38 feet, four and one quarter inches en route to a victory today, establishing a new school record at the Amherst College Invitational. Kennedy had already qualified for both the NESCAC and New England Division III Championship. She qualified for the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship today.

The Camels placed eighth in the nine team field with a score of 31 points.

In the javelin, sophomore Aly Saperstein (Simsbury, Conn.) recorded a throw of 119 feet, seven inches in another Camel win today. Emily Senatore (Norwell, Mass.) threw the discus 127 feet, eight inches en route to a second place finish for the Camels this afternoon. In the 100 meter hurdles, Shannon Kennedy (East Longmeadow, Mass.) placed fifth in 17.70 seconds for Connecticut College.

Olivia Vener (Marblehead, Mass.) placed sixth in the 400 meter hurdles in 1:11.97 for the Camels. 

Four Camels qualified for the NESCAC Championship in the 1500 meter run today: Anna Guay (Watertown, Conn.) posted a time of 5:00.30; Grace Sheeran (Medina, Wash.) finished in 5:01.82; Emily Winter (Easton, Conn.) complete the race in 5:07.46 and Caitlin Teare (Yarmouth, Maine) earned her invitation to the conference championship with a time of 5:15.05.