All-NESCAC honors for eight on women's track

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: May 1, 2013
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Emily Tolman (photo @ Kevin Morris)

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Brittney Bell earned All-New England Small College Athletic Conference Women's Track and Field for a fourth straight year and Colby College had eight athletes earn honors in 2013 after finishing in the top three in an event at the conference championships at Tufts University on Saturday.

Bell, a senior, and first-years Emily Doyle and Emily Tolman were honored in both the 400 and 1,600 relays. Brittany Reardon was part of the 400 relay team and Frances Onyilagha was on the 1,600 squad. 

Bell made All-NESCAC in the 400-meter dash in her first year and was part of 400 relay teams in her sophomore and junior seasons.

Onyilagha (100 meters, 200 meters), Leigh Fryxell (javelin), Tolman (400 meters), Reardon (100 hurdles), Doyle (400 meters), Kate Connolly (10,000 meters), and Alanna McDonough (400 hurdles) also made the all-conference team.

The highlight of a great meet for Colby was Doyle, Onyilagha, Bell, and Tolman setting a NESCAC and school record with a winning time of 3:51.97 in the 1,600 relay. The 400 relay finished in second place in 48.39.

Onyilagha, Reardon, and Fryxell all made the team for the third straight year. Onyilagha won the 200 dash (25.08) and took third in the 100 (12.48). Reardon placed second in the 100 hurdles (14.86) and just missed another honor after taking fourth in the pole vault (10-6). Fryxell took second place in the javelin throw (122-06).

Tolman finished a tight third in the 400 dash in 57.505 to Middlebury's Julie Ryan-Davis (57.504), Connolly had a third in the 10,000 meters (37:34.30), and McDonough was third in the 400 hurdles (1:05.47).

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