|Lauren Diaz handled the third leg of the 4x8|
BOSTON - The Tufts Univeristy women's indoor track & field team scored in two more events on Saturday and finished in a tie for 21st place at the 2017 New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association (NEICAAA) Championships held at the Reggie Lewis Center.
Tufts' total of nine points for the two-day meet tied them with Division I Central Connecticut for 21st place. Host Northeastern University won with a 127 score. The meet features Division I, II and III programs from across New England.
Freshman Julia Gake finsihed sixth in the 500 meters final on Saturday with 1:17.13 time scoring three team points. The mark was a season-best for Gake and the team, fractions better than the 1:17.29 she posted in the preliminaries on Friday.
The 4x800-meter relay also posted a season-best mark on Saturday. The foursome of freshman Rhemi Toth, senior co-captain Samantha Cox, freshman Lauren Diaz and Gake put together a 9:29.44 mark for one team point.
Junior Annalisa DeBari matched her season-best time in the 60-meter hurdles preliminaries today with a 9.06 finish. She was 15th in the heats, 0.12 away from earning one of the eight spots for the final later in the day. DeBari's 9.06 is currently ranked 27th nationally.
Junior Brittany Bowman ran 10th in the 3,000 meter run at the NEICAAA meet today with a 10:17.84 finish. That does not improve upon her season-best mark of 9:55.09 which is ranked 14th in Division III.
The Jumbos had scored five points on Friday at the NEICAAA's with sophomore Natalie Bettez taking sixth in the 5,000 (17:49.16) and the distance medley relay of Diaz, senior co-captain Rita Donohoe,Toth and Cox placing seventh (12:13.80).
With just one weekend left until the NCAA Championships, Tufts will host the Last Chance Qualifier next Saturday at the Gantcher Center.