A standout in women’s track while at Colby, Jessica Minty ’06 placed third in the San Francisco Marathon’s 2nd Half Marathon July 26 with a time of 1:17.48. Minty runs professionally for ZAP Fitness.

During her senior spring at Colby, Minty earned All-America honors for the second straight year in the 800 meters at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track Championships at the national meet in Minnesota and won the New England Division III title at that distance. At the nationals Minty placed eighth in the 800 meters.

An economics major from Concord, Mass., Minty completed an honors thesis titled Media Coverage and Disaster Relief: Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words? She worked on original research about the effects of media coverage on charitable giving after the 2004 tsunami.