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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: May 8, 2011
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
Women - Team Rankings - 22 Events Scored
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