Fryxell, Sheppard win NE Division III titles

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: May 8, 2011
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Leigh Fryxell

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --- First-year Leigh Fryxell did not have any big-meet jitters in her first New England Division III Women's Track and Field Championships and came away with a victory in the javelin throw on Saturday in a meet delayed by rain and lightning on at MIT.

Senior high jumper Danielle Sheppard was the other Colby champion, taking the high jump. Meanwhile, Brittany Reardon once again had a big meet after breaking two school records.

Reardon finished fifth in the 100 hurdles (14.91) and was seventh in the pole vault (11-7.75). Her time in the 100 hurdles broke 26-year-old school record of 15.02 set by Terrie Hanna '85 in 1985. Reardon's leap in the pole vault bettered the 2003 record of Liz Frederick '03, who an 11-7.

Colby finished in fifth place out of 29 scoring teams with a score of 46.

Fryxell had a toss of 130 feet, 4 inches on her second throw of six on the day. She earned 10 points for the victory and won by more than three feet over Westfield State senior Rachel Ryan (127-06). Fryxell also took ninth place in the heptathlon with 3,659 points.

 

Sheppard won the high jump because of fewer misses after finishing with a leap of 5-4.25. WPI's Julie Eagle and Wheaton's Mollie Lane had the same height, but Sheppard had just two jumps to reach the height and Eagle and Lane had three.

Greta Wells took fourth in the 3,000 steeplechase in 11:06.45 and teammate Emma Linhard was right behind her in fifth with a 11:07.16.  Brittney Bell took sixth in the 400 meters (58.80), Kelley Foster was sixth in the discus throw (119-01), and Annabelle Hicks was ninth in the 100 meters (12.73)

 

Hicks, Courtney Laird, Bell, and Reardon took fourth in the 400 relay with a 49.48.

 

  2011 New England Division III Championship - 5/5/2011 to 5/7/2011       
                                      MIT                                      
                                    Results                                    
 
                Women - Team Rankings - 22 Events Scored
Place School                                          Points
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                1 Mit                                MIT             141.5
                2 Williams                           WIMA            138 
                3 Tufts                              TUFT             96 
                4 Bowdoin                            BOWD             62 
                5 Colby                              COLB             46 
                6 Wheaton (Mass.)                    WHEA             44 
                6 Springfield                        SPRI             44 
                8 Southern Maine                     SOUT             43 
                9 Bates                              BATE             41 
               10 Middlebury                         MIDD             40 
               11 Westfield State                    WEMA             28 
               12 Amherst                            AMHE             22.5
               13 Wpi                                WPI              18 
               14 Smith College                      SMMA             13 
               15 Worcester State                    WORC             11 
               16 Coast Guard                        COAS              8 
               16 Wellesley                          WELL              8 
               16 Bridgewater St.                    BWMA              8 
               19 Keene State                        KEEN              7 
               20 Umass Dartmouth                    UMMA              6 
               20 Trinity                            TRCT              6 
               22 Babson                             BABS              5 
               22 Conn College                       CONN              5 
               24 Emmanuel                           EMMA              4.5
               25 Brandeis                           BRAN              4 
               25 Fitchburg St.                      FITC              4 
               27 Ric                                RIC               2 
               27 Wesleyan                           WESL              2 
               29 Salve Regina                       SALV              0.5
 
 

 


 
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