DeSmith, Toth Highlight 2nd Day of NEICAAA Meet for Women's Track & Field

Tara Lowensohn ran the second leg for the season-best time in the 4x4 today.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Senior Kylene DeSmith of the Tufts University women's outdoor track & field team recorded a top 20 national score in the heptathlon on Saturday at the New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association (NEIAAA) Championships hosted by Southern Connecticut State University.

DeSmith's final score of 4,507 points is 19th on the Division III performance list for the 2019 season. She finished four events Friday with 2,841 points and then added 1,666 in the final three events today. She scored 584 points in the long jump (16'8 ½" – 5.09m), 430 in the javelin (90'3" – 27.51m) and 652 in the 800 (2:33.28). The long jump and 800 were PR's. She finished sixth in the event to score team points for Tufts. Her score of 4507 is over a 300-point personal best and puts her #2 all-time at Tufts behind Jessica Trombly.

Junior Rhemi Toth also scored for Tufts with a nationally-ranked PR. She ran 2:14.05 in the 800 meters for eighth place. It's the #22 ranked time in Division III as of 11 pm Saturday night.

The Jumbo 4x400-meter relay had a season-best time of 3:57.43 that was 12th at the meet. The foursome consisted of freshmen Hannah Neilon, Tara Lowensohn, Luana Machado with junior anchor Julia Gake.

Tufts scored six team points overall, placing 29th at the NEICAAA meet. Division I Dartmouth won the team title with a 107 score.