Five Bantams Score In New England Open Women's Outdoor Track And Field Championships

Five Bantams Score In New England Open Women's Outdoor Track And Field Championships

Williamstown, Mass. - First-year Peace Kabari (Manchester, N.H.) finished sixth in the shot put with a record-breaking toss of 43'04.25", as the Trinity College Bantams tied five other teams for 28th place in the New England Open Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships this weekend at Williams College.  Trinity totaled four points, along with Bridgewater State, Connecticut College, Quinnipiac, Springfield, and Worcester Tech thanks to three points from Kabari and one points from the Bantam 4x100-meter quartet's eighth-place finish.  Northeastern edged Rhode Island for the team title by a half point with 102.5.

Kabari's throw, which bested the previous Bantam record by 23.75 inches, was the best in her flight by 31 inches and second-longest among NCAA Division III competitors in the field.  Trinity's 4x100-meter relay posted a time of 48.67 seconds, which was 1.27 seconds behind first-place Merrimack and .07 shy of seventh-place Williams.  Kabari earns All-New England Open honors for her fine performance, and Bantam senior co-captain Katie Tonyai (Jaffrey, N.H.), sophomore Morgan Hallow (Charlotte, N.C.) and rookies Katie Lazur (East Hanover, N.J.) and Katherine Marlow-Benedick (Weston, Mass.) also collect All-New England Open recognition for their effort in the eighth-place relay.  Trinity sophomore Anna Barnes (Storrs, Conn.) was 11th in the 800-meter run with a time of 4:35.76, while senior co-captain Sophie Long (Darien, Conn.) added a 13th-place time of 11:47.04 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

On Friday, Marlow-Benedick had finished 11th in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.28 and 13th in the 200-meter dash at 25.34.  She was second among Division III runners in the 100 meters and third among Division III competitors in the 200 meters. Also Friday, junior Hannah Ells (Amesbury, Mass.) was 12th in the 10,000-meter run at 39:17.80, while first-year Devan Walsh (Danvers, Mass.) posted a 19th-place distance of 120'10" in the javelin throw, and sophomore Caroline Sullivan (South Hadley, Mass.) and junior Briana Daley (Oak Park, Ill.) finished 21st and 24th, respectively, in the 5,000-meter run. 

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