Three Jumbos Compete in Multi-Event Competition at Gantcher

Kylene DeSmith's 761 score in the 60 hurdles was Tufts' top mark

MEDFORD - Senior Hannah Loss, sophomore Kylene DeSmith and freshman Frances Kiles of the Tufts University women's indoor track & field team were among 13 competitors in the pentathlon at the Gantcher Center on Friday.

Loss led the Jumbos and placed eighth overall with a 2,475 score for the five events (60-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump and 800 meters). Kiles was ninth at 2,435 points and DeSmith took 12th with a 1,734 score.

DeSmith submitted Tufts' top performance by scoring 741 points with a 9.74 time in the 60 hurdles. She was fourth in the race. Loss's 2:34.24 in the 800 was her best effort, scoring 641 points. The 583 points Kiles earned for a 10.72 time in the 60 hurdles was her highest score.

All three Jumbos were among the top eight in the long jump. DeSmith scored 530 points with her 16'0 1/2" (4.89m) best. Loss went 15'4 3/4" (4.69m) for a 477 score. The 15'2" (4.62m) distance by Kiles scored 459.

Nicole Galewski from Franklin Pierce won the pentathlon Friday night with 3,227 points.

Gantcher will be busy again tomorrow as the Jumbos host the Tufts Stampede with track & field events beginning at 10 am.

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