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Samma Crowned ECAC D. III Champion in Triple Jump

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--Members of the Connecticut College Men´s Track & Field Team visited Springfield College for the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Championship this Thursday and Friday. Senior Alex Samma (Ougadougou, Burkina Faso) won his first ECAC Crown in the triple jump in his finest performance of the spring season. Samma covered a distance of 48 feet, four and three quarters of an inch for the Camels. In the 4x100 meter relay, Brian Gooch (Columbia, N.H.), Alex DeShields (Melrose, Mass.), Rob Webbe (Ridgewood, N.J.) and Tommy Howd (Sudbury, Mass.) finished 16th with a time of 44.31 seconds. Camels Honored Connecticut College Head Track & Field and Head Women´s Cross Country Coach Ned Bishop recognized team award winners earlier this month. The most valuable performers were senior and three-time All-American triple jumper Alex Samma and rookie standout Ali Holland (Watertown, Mass.). Sharing the honor for most improved men´s performer were sophomore Hoitt McAllister (McLean, Va.) and junior Rob Webbe. Sophomores Alison McLeod (North Eastham, Mass.) and Libby Maret (Sandy Hook, Conn.) shared the most improved performer accolade for the women´s squad. Sophomore Marina Van der Eb (Brooksville, Maine) and junior Tommy Howd (Sudbury, Mass.) were honored as the unsung heroes for the Camels. Brian Gooch and Tim Murtagh (Rowley, Mass.) were selected as the men´s rookies of the year. Holland and Molly Pistrang (Princeton, Mass.) were awarded as the top newcomers for the women´s team. Bishop has also introduced his leadership team for the 2010-2011 season. Haley Goodwill (Marlborough, Conn.), Katherine Nadelberg (New Providence, N.J.) and Kelsey Taylor (East Hampton, Conn.) will serve as tri-captains for the Camel women. Rising junior Alex DeShields, Tommy Howd and Doug Wright (Darien, Conn.) will lead the men´s squad for Connecticut College.

May 14, 2010

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