Women's Track & Field Competes on 1st Day of All-New England Championships Friday

Anna Slager timed her season-best in the 5,000 meters today.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Several personal-bests were recorded as the Tufts University women's outdoor track & field team competed on the first day of the 2019 New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association (NEICAAA) Championships at Southern Connecticut State University on Friday.

Freshman Danielle Page was the lone Jumbo to score on Friday as her PR of 38:07.35 was seventh in the 10,000 meters. Senior Caitlin Porrazzo also PR'd in the 10K with a 38:35.8 time, though she just missed scoring in ninth place.

Senior Kylene DeSmith PR'd in three of the fourth heptathlon events contested on Friday. She had a 5'3" (1.60m) high jump for 736 points, a 31'3" (9.52m) shot put for 498 points and a 26.17 time in the 200 for 782 points. With three events remaining, she has a 2,841 total thus far. The standings for the heptathlon through four events were not available.

Freshman Luana Machado ran ninth in the 400-meter hurdles preliminaries with a 1:03.95 time that narrowly missed qualifying for the final. The team's season-best mark in the event is a top 40 national time. She was just 0.23 behind eighth-place Brittany Torchia from Maine (1:03.72).

In the 5,000 meters Jumbo freshman Anna Slager had her season-best of 18:07.30.

With the two points scored by Page in the 10,000 meters the Jumbos are tied for 27th place after one day at the meet. Dartmouth leads with a 45 score and Rhode Island is second at 18.

The remainder of the NEICAAA meet starts on Saturday at 10 am.