Women’s Track ‘ Field: NU takes eight wins at Tufts

By Cynthia Retamozo

The women’s track ‘ field team competed last weekend at the Snowflake Classic at Tufts University. This was the first meet of the outdoor season where the Huskies, led by senior thrower Zara Northover and junior hurdler Tramaine Shaw, competed together as a whole.

“We were solid all the way through,” said head coach Sherman Hart. “I have good feelings about going into the conferences.”

Freshman Consandria Walker placed second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.26 seconds. She went on to place third in the triple jump with a distance of 11.83 meters, then won the long jump event (5.78 meters), earning a new personal best. Finishing behind her was Shaw with a distance of 5.69 meters and taking fifth was senior Aquila Williams-Judge (5.44 meters).

Freshman Celeste Holder placed third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.38 seconds, with senior Ashley Wilson placing fifth (26.45 seconds) in the same event.

Senior Shanae Henry won the 400-meter dash finishing in 58.93 seconds, while sophomore Amber Gibney won the 800-meter run coming in at 2:18.49. Taking third was senior Natalee Pennicooke (2:19.35).

In the 1,500-meter run, sophomore Brittany Moriarty placed second at 4:46.40. Shaw won the 100-meter hurdles in 14.36 seconds with Williams-Judge finishing in second (14.93 seconds).

In the 400-meter hurdles, Shaw finished second with a time of 1:03.51. Senior DaviAnne Brown came in fourth at 1:06.55.

The NU “A” Team won the 4×400-meter relay event coming in at 4:07.68, with the NU “B” team placing fifth (4:24.01). The B Team later went on to place second in the 4×100-meter relay event (48.52 seconds).

Northover won the shot put, throwing a distance of 14.33 meters and later won the discus throw as well (41.22 meters). Freshman Colleen Sorensen won the javelin event with a total distance of 38.27 meters, with sophomore Nancy Rowe placing third (35.75 meters).

In the high jump, sophomore Kirsten Ripple placed second, reaching a height of 1.60 meters, while freshman Brooke Borso placed second in the pole vault (3.51 meters).

Shaw remained humble, despite the strong turnout at Snowflake.

“I feel satisfied, but not particularly excited,” she said. “It’s a starting point for the outdoor season.”

Next week the Huskies will travel to Gainesville, Fla., for the Florida Relays. Hart predicted a gradual improvement with each coming meet.

“As the season goes deeper, each performance gets better,” he said.

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