NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Connecticut College women's track & field program will compete at the NESCAC Championships this weekend. The one-day event will be held on the campus of Trinity College.
The Camel throwers are positioned to pile up the points and boast the top-seeded student-athlete in three of the four events. Sophomore Koko Mensah (Orange, N.J.) will most notably look to defend her shot put title, while senior Aly Saperstein (Simsbury, Conn.) and junior Emily Senatore (Norwell, Mass.) are the top seeds in the javelin and discus, respectively. Mensah and Saperstein also have the league's second-best marks in the discus and hammer throw.
On the track, sophomore Leila Alfaro (Charleston, S.C.) and freshman Tarvis Hintlian (Winchester, Mass.) should be in the mix to score points for the Camels. Alfaro has posted the sixth-fastest time in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles this spring, and Hintlian will be among the top eight competitors in the steeplechase.
Other student-athletes expected to contribute are heptathletes Shannon Kennedy (East Longmeadow, Mass.) and Olivia Verner (Marblehead, Mass.). Kennedy holds the school record in the long jump, and Vener will look to score in the javelin.
The championship event begins on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. Live stats and a webcast will be available for fans who can't make it to the meet in person.