|Freshman Danielle Page ran her second top 30 national distance time this evening.|
NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Tufts University women's outdoor track & field team recorded a pair of top 15 national marks on Friday night at Connecticut College's Silfen Invitational.
Competing in the Elite 800 meters event, junior Rhemi Toth ran a 2:14.79 PR to win the event and post the #10 ranked time in the nation as of 9:15 pm Friday night. She was one of four Jumbos in the top seven for the event as freshman Hannah Neilon was fifth (2:18.50), junior Lauren Diaz was sixth (2:18.72) and freshman Tara Lowensohn placed seventh (2:20.93).
Senior co-captain Kelsey Tierney lowered her PR in the 1,500 meters by almost nine seconds with a 4:37.44 mark today which is ranked 12th in DIII. She was fifth in the race.
Freshman Danielle Page recorded her second top 30 distance time of the season with a 17:46.53 PR in the 5,000 meters for the #23 national mark. Also #30 in the 10K, she was sixth in the 5K race tonight. Senior Natalie Bettez also competed for Tufts and finished with a 17:49.43 that is #26 in the country (eighth at the meet).
Senior Kylene DeSmith had a strong start to the heptathlon with 2,634 points through four events. In a field of 10, she won the 100 meters (15.18) scoring 818 points, and also won the 200 meters (26.86) scoring 724 points. She has the long jump, javelin and 800 meters coming up tomorrow.
Outside of the 10K, the Elite distance races did not count towards the team scoring. Tufts totaled 11 points in three scored events to place fifth after one day.
Senior Sydney Ladner had a season-best 10'2" (3.10m) in the pole vault for fourth place. Senior Caitlin Porrazzo ran sixth in the 10,000 meters with her PR of 38:51.08. Sophomore Nkem Aduka reached 120'10" (36.84m) in the discus for eighth place.
The meet continues on Saturday starting at 8 am.