BOSTON, Mass. – Junior Shannon Kennedy (East Longmeadow, Mass.) and freshman Tarvis Hintlian (Winchester, Mass.) each qualified for the upcoming New England Division III Championships in premier events to lead the Connecticut College women's track & field team at a pair of non-scoring invitationals hosted by MIT and Boston University over the weekend.
Competing at MIT's Gordon Kelley Invitational, Kennedy placed fourth in the 60-meter hurdles in 9.73 seconds. In the field, Emily Senatore also put together a top-10 performance by notching a 10th-place mark of 42-feet, 11.50-inches in the weight throw.
Hintlian headlined a list of six student-athletes who recorded a personal-best time at Boston University's Valentine Invitational by completing the mile in 5:18.07. Sophomore Alicia Palmer (Bloomfield, Conn.) posted a personal-best time in the 200-meter dash by circling the track in 26.78 seconds and also ran on two relays which notched season-best marks. Hintlian and Palmer most notably teamed up with junior Caitlin Teare (Yarmouth, Maine) and senior Grace Sheeran (Medina, Wash.) to comprise the distance medley relay which punched in a time of 12:55.04.
Connecticut College returns to action next weekend to compete at the New England Division III Championships. The two-day event will be hosted by Springfield College on Friday, Feb. 16 and Saturday, Feb. 17.