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Women’s Track & Field Registers Championship Qualifying Marks and a School Record at Wheaton Invite

Emily Senatore

NORTON, Mass. – Junior Leila Alfaro (Charleston, S.C.) broke a school record and two other Camels registered championship qualifying marks to lead the Connecticut College women's track & field team at the Wheaton Invitational over the weekend.

After setting a new program standard by punching in a time of 9.54 seconds in the preliminary round, Alfaro finished third in the 60-meter hurdles by hitting the tape in 9.63. She surpassed the previous program record of 9.67 established by teammate Shannon Kennedy (East Longmeadow, Mass.) in 2017.

Other notable performances were made by senior Emily Senatore (Norwell, Mass.), freshman Ellie Ebby (Wynnewood, Pa.) and sophomore Meredith Cronin (Foxborough, Mass.). Senatore placed fourth in the weight throw with a toss that sailed 44-feet, 3.50-inches and Ebby won the 400-meter dash in 1:01.61. Both marks eclipsed the qualifying standard for the upcoming New England Division III Championships. Cronin, meanwhile, tied for first in the 3,000 by circling the track in 10:45.98.

Connecticut College will next head to Tufts to compete at the Branwen Smith-King Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 26th.