Lamptey Leads Camels at J. Elmer Swanson Invitational

Lamptey Leads Camels at J. Elmer Swanson Invitational

MIDDLETOWN, Conn.--Connecticut College freshman Ivana Lamptey (pictured by Paul Brandon, Leicester, Mass.) posted a time of 12.89 seconds to win the 100 meter dash at the J. Elmer Swanson Invitational hosted by Wesleyan University today.

Lamptey set a personal record with her performance. Joining her in third and fourth place were senior Tori Kenyon (Plymouth, Mass.) and freshman Kenzie McFarland (Monroe, Conn.) who set personal records with respective times of 13.25 and 13.28 seconds for the Camels.

Lamptey had a busy day for the Camels. She contributed to a pair of second place finishes in the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relay.

In the 4x100 meter relay, Lamptey, McFarland, Kaitlin Thomas (Orange, Conn.) and Kenyon ran a season-best time of 51.25 seconds. Ashley Bjorkman (Mansfield, Mass.), Bella Franz (Water Mill, N.Y.), Gianno Rocchio (Coventry, R.I.) and Lamptey ran a season-best time of 4:16.44 in the 4x400 meter relay for Connecticut College this afternoon.

Junior Lauren Kennedy (East Longmeadow, Mass.) put the shot put 37 feet, nine and one half of an inch in a victory for the Camels today. Kennedy placed second in the javelin with a throw of 114 feet eight inches.

Sophomore Aly Saperstein (Simsbury, Conn.) won the javelin for the Camels with a season-best throw of 121 feet, nine inches. In the hammer, Saperstein covered a distance of 122 feet, eight inches to place second with a personal record setting performance, earning an invitation to the upcoming NESCAC Championship with her mark.

Senior Caroline Leonard (Hingham, Mass.) posted a time of 2:29.65 to place second in the 800 meter run, earning her invitation to the conference championship at Amherst next weekend. In the 5000 meters, sophomore Cayla Condon (Sherborn, Mass.) had her ticket punched for the NESCAC Championship with a third place finishing time of 20:10.61 for the Camels.

Thomas set a personal record in the triple jump, covering a distance of 32 feet even, earning her invitation to the NESCAC Championship next week. Shannon Kennedy (East Longmeadow, Mass.) took fourth place in the high jump with a mark of four feet, seven and three quarters of an inch.

Sophomore Olivia Vener (Marblehead, Mass.) placed sixth in both the 100 and 400 meter hurdles with respective times of 17.95 and 1:12.21 for the Camels, setting a personal record today in the 100 meter hurdles.

In the 1500 meter run, Caitlin Teare (Yarmouth, Maine) and Eva Brydson (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) finished sixth and eighth with personal record setting times of 5:01.44 and 5:12.51 for the Camels. Brydson earned an invitation to the NESCAC Championship with her run.

McFarland placed seventh in the 200 meter dash (28.11 seconds) as did Shannon Kennedy in the 400 meter hurdles (1:13.67). Sophomore Diana Boyer (Northbrook, Ill.) set a personal record with her seventh place finish in the 800 meters, posting a time of 2:53.70 for Connecticut College.

Senior Marina Stuart (Philadelphia, Pa.) placed seventh in the pole vault with a mark of nine feet, one quarter of an inch.

In the long jump, Thomas covered a distance of 14 feet two and a half inches to place seventh with a personal record setting performance.

The Camels will visit Amherst College next weekend to compete in the NESCAC Championship.