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Women’s Track & Field Stands in a Tie for Second Place at New England Division III Championships

Meredith Cronin

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Sophomore Meredith Cronin (Foxboro, Mass.) and senior Eva Brydson (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) each recorded a top-five finish in the 10,000-meter run as the Connecticut College women's track & field team concluded the second day of action at the New England Division III Championships in a tie for second place.

The Camels registered all 12 of their points in the 10,000-meter run to end the evening only trailing Rhode Island College in the team standings. Cronin, who was competing in the race for the first time, finished second in 38:16.33 to record the highest finish of the day for the team. Brydson placed fifth by hitting the tape in 39:25.58 and registering a personal-best time in the event by 23 seconds.

Senior Shannon Kennedy (East Longmeadow, Mass.) had a strong opening day in the heptathlon and stands in fifth place with 2,624 points. She most notably finished second in the 200-meter dash with a personal-best time of 26.55 seconds.

Connecticut College will conclude competing at the New England Championships tomorrow morning on the campus of Williams College.

Team Standings (Top 10 Through Three Events)

1. Rhode Island College 27; T-2. Connecticut College 12; T-2. Southern Maine 12; 4. MIT 11; 5. Worcester State 10; T-6. Wesleyan 6; T-6. Eastern Connecticut State 6; T-6. Trinity 6; T-6. Williams 6; T-10. Suffolk 5; T-10. Tufts 5.