SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--Connecticut College junior Lauren Kennedy of East Longmeadow, Mass. threw the javelin 133 feet, three inches to place second at the New England Division III Championship today, setting a new school record for the Camels.
Competing just a few minutes from home, Kennedy catapulted all the way up to #19 on the national performance list with her throw. Sophomore Aly Saperstein of Simsbury, Conn. threw the javelin 120 feet, seven inches to place eighth for Connecticut College.
It was a successful weekend for Head Coach Ned Bishop's team that scored 17 points to finish in a tie for 15th place with Springfield College. The Camels finished in a four-way tie for 18th place last year.
Junior Bella Franz of Water Mill, N.Y. posted a time of 4:36.02 to take sixth place in the 1500 meters for the Camels. In the heptathlon, sophomore Olivia Vener of Marblehead, Mass. set a personal record with a score of 3567 points to finish sixth for Connecticut College. That was 236 points higher than her previous best score.
Senior Emily Winter of Easton, Conn. set a personal record in the 3000 meter steeplechase, placing seventh for the Camels with a time of 11:30.78. Freshman Caitlin Teare improved on her previous record by 19 seconds in the 3000 meter steeplechase today with a time of 11:59.50.
All of the aforementioned Camels that placed in the top eight of their event were recognized as All-New England Division III performers.