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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: April 25, 2009
NEW LONDON, Conn. --- Brianna Kondrat broke a 14-year-old school record in winning the hammer throw and Danielle Sheppard was a champion in the high jump for Colby College at the New England Small College Athletic Conference Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Connecticut College.
Kondrat had a throw of 167-01 to win the hammer throw title by about 20 feet over runner-up Julia Feltus (147-10) of Tufts University. Kondrat’s throw broke the old Colby record of 163-5 set by Brooke Larenzen ’95 in 1995. Kondrat also placed fourth in the discus (118-0) and seventh in the shot put (37-5.75).
Sheppard, who earned NESCAC Field Performer of the Week honors this past Monday after Kondrat had earned the honor the previous two weeks, had a leap of 5-3 to win the high jump. Hamilton College’s Lauren Peters-Collaer also jumped 5-3, but Sheppard had fewer misses. Sheppard had a jump of 5-4.25 last weekend in a competition at Bowdoin College.
Devan FitzPatrick placed second in the 5,000 meters for the Mules in 18:12.39.
The Mules received fifths from Emma Linhard in the 1,500 meters (4:38.32), Greta Wells in the 3,000 steeplechase (11:39.40), Alyssa Marquez in the pole vault (9-9), and Kelly Foster in the discus (114-09).
Colby also got eighth-place finishes from Mandy Ivey in the 10,000 meters (38:56.85), Katrina Gravel in the 5,000 meters (18:34.09), Heather MacDonald in the 1,500 meters (4:48.67), and Jillian Vaughan in the javelin (105-06).
Colby finished in sixth place out of 11 teams at the meet with 57.5 points.