Women's Outdoor Track & Field Competes on 1st Day of New England DIII Meet

Kylene DeSmith ran a career-best 200 at Williams College today.

WILLIAMSTOWN – Tufts University senior co-captain Evelyn Drake scored fourth in the hammer throw on the first day of the 2019 New England Division III Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Williams College Friday.

Drake's 152'1" (46.36m) mark scored five team points for Tufts. Those were the only team points recorded by the Jumbos in the three events completed on Friday. Tufts is 10th in the current team standings. Rhode Island College leads with a 27 score.

Jumbo senior Kylene DeSmith is fourth after one day of the heptathlon competition. She totaled 2,658 points in the 100-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put and 200 meters. She ran a career-best 26.31 in the 200 – also the team's season-best – to score 770 points. She also earned 838 points for her 15.03 in the 100 hurdles. The heptathlon finishes tomorrow with the long jump, javelin throw and 800 meters.

Tufts also had two entries in the long jump on Friday, but did not score. Freshman Kathryn Ezeoha went 16'1 ¾ (4.92m) and sophomore Scarlet Bliss had a 15'3 ½" (4.66m) best.

The meet continues on Saturday with a 10 am start time.