HARTFORD, Conn. – Junior Alicia Palmer (Bloomfield, Conn.) anchored a first-place relay and senior Emily Senatore (Norwell, Mass.) won a pair of throwing events to lead the Connecticut College women's track & field team at the Trinity Invitational in its final tuneup before the NESCAC Championships on Saturday.
Competing in wet and windy conditions, Senatore won the discus throw with a toss that sailed 133 feet as well as the hammer throw by recording a mark of 147-4. Classmate Kaitlin Thomas (Orange, Conn.) had a pair of top-tier performances in the horizontal jumping events, placing second in the triple jump with a mark of 30-9.75 and third in the long jump by leaping 14-5.25.
Senior Shannon Kennedy (East Longmeadow, Mass.) also factored into a pair of strong performances. She finished second in the high jump, clearing 5-0.50, and also ran on the winning 4x400-meter relay which punched in a season-best time of 4:05.21, which was more than eight seconds faster than the runner-up team from Trinity. Freshman Ellie Ebby (Wynnewood, Pa.), sophomore Leila Alfaro (Charleston, S.C.) and Palmer joined Kennedy on the relay.
Another notable effort was made by Elizabeth Hensley (Northport, N.Y.) in the 800-meter run. The junior finished second in a collegiate-best time of 2:25.18.
Connecticut College will next trek to Middlebury to compete at the NESCAC Championships on Saturday, Apr. 20.