Recap | Results
Allen Second in Discus Throw During First Day at NCAA Women's Track & Field Championships
CLAREMONT, CA - Junior Kelly Allen (Norton, MA) of the Tufts women's outdoor track & field team was the runner-up in the discus throw at the 2012 NCAA Championships during the first day of competition on Thursday.
Allen earned the third All-American honor of her career with a 150'5" (45.85m) throw to finish second behind Aubree Jones from Mount Union, who had a 153'10 (46.88m) to win the national title. Allen had finished fourth at both of the previous NCAA Outdoor meets that she qualified for in 2010 and 2011.
Also on Thursday, sophomore Jana Hieber (Goffstown, NH) qualifed for the finals in the 400-meter hurdles by recording a 1:01.25 time. She was fifth in the preliminaries, from which nine advance to the final on Saturday. The time was her season's best.
Senior Anya Price (Natick, MA) also ran on Thursday, finishing 20th in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with an 11:22.23 time. She was not one of the 14 qualfiers to move on to the final.
With the eight points scored by Allen in the discus throw, Tufts is tied for third at the NCAA meet. Action continues through Saturday. The meet is being hosted by Claremont McKenna-Harvey Mudd-Scripps Colleges.