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Peckler Finishes Seventh in High Jump for Camels

GORHAM, Maine.--The Connecticut College women´s track & field program competed in the New England Division III Championship on the campus of the University of Southern Maine Saturday. The Camels scored four points to tie for 21st place in the region. Williams won in a landslide with an aggregate score of 176 points. MIT placed second with 90 points and Tufts secured a third place showing with a score of 73 points. Freshman Tess Peckler (Olympia, Wash.) placed seventh in the high jump, covering a distance of five feet, two and one quarter of an inch. In the 4x800 meter relay, junior Kelsey Taylor (East Hampton, Conn.), Ally Bonito (Guilford, Conn.), Molly Pistrang (Princeton, Mass.), and Kerry Dermody (Erieville, N.Y.) posted a season-best time of 9:41.97 in another seventh place scoring for the Camels. Junior Katherine Nadelberg (New Providence, N.J.), Cara Hass (Franklin, Mass.), Joann O´Brien (Plymouth, Mass.), and Ali Holland (Watertown, Mass.) ran a season best time of 1:54.47 in the 4x200 meter relay. Holland set a personal record in the long jump, finishing 19th with a distance of 15 feet, 9.75 inches. In the pole vault, Koreen Shoham (West Hartford, Conn.) reached a height of nine feet and three quarters of an inch to set a personal record. In the men´s New England Division III Championship at Bates, the Camels did not score. However, Alex DeShields (Melrose, Mass.) was impressive in the long jump, covering a distance of 20 feet, five inches for the Camels. Freshman Tristan Cole (St. Helen, Calif.) posted a time of 2:00.97 in the 800 meters.

February 20, 2010

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