The Central Connecticut women's indoor track and field team completed action at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational on Friday at Boston University. The Blue Devils were led by senior Elizabeth Eberhardt on the track and senior Ronea Saunders in the field on the day.
DAVID HEMERY VALENTINE INVITATIONAL RESULTS
Sophomore sprinter Sherise Truman highlighted the day in Boston for the Blue Devils. Truman broke the school record and picked up a 41st place finish in the 200 meter dash with a program-best time of 25.31. Alessandra Salmon also had an excellent day in the 200 meter dash. The junior finished with a new personal-best time of 26.69 and 130th place finish out of 228 competitors.
Senior Elizabeth Eberhardt continued to improve for CCSU in the one mile run. Eberhardt finished 30th in the event and was just over three seconds shy of breaking the school record with a new personal-best time of 4:55.20. Sophomore Brittany Mendelson finished right behind Eberhardt in the mile run with a 39th place finish, recording a huge new personal-best time 4:58.14.
In the 400 meter dash, sophomore Taylor Boncal recorded a new personal-best time of 59.94 and picked up a 73rd place finish in the process.
Sophomore hurdler Sarah Hicks set a personal-best time in the 60 meter hurdles with a 51st place finish and time of 9.46. Classmate Melissa Wolliston finished just ahead of Hicks with a 49th place finish and time of 9.45.
In the 800 meter run, senior Taylor LePage and sophomore Jazmin Booker recorded 67th and 144th place finishes, respectively. LePage ran a season-best time of 2:18.66 and Booker crossed the line at 2:27.03.
The 4x400 meter relay team of Boncal, Truman, Salmon and LePage finished 39th out of 57 teams with a combined time of 4:04.26.
Senior Shannon McBride and Krisztina Dearborn finished 28th and 35th, respectively, in the 5,000 meter run. McBride crossed the finish line with a time of 17:53.91 and Dearborn came in at 18:03.58.
Senior Ronea Saunders cleared 1.65 meters in the high jump to record an 11th place finish out of 29 competitors. The 11th place finish was the best recorded finish for the Blue Devils at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational.
Chlelse Terry led the way for Central in the weight throw. Terry finished 14th in the weight throw with a distance of 15.53 meters.
The Blue Devils will return to action with the Northeast Conference Championships on Feb. 21-22. The championships will take place at Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, MD. Fans can view the 2015 Northeast Conference Women's Indoor Track and Field Championship page here. Highlights and interviews from the championship will be posted after the races on NECFrontRow.com.
July 17, 2015 Eberhardt, Saunders Earn USTFCCCA Academic Recognition
June 17, 2015 Eberhardt Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award
May 29, 2015 Eberhardt Finishes 46th at NCAA East Regional
May 28, 2015 Pair of Blue Devils Earn Women's T&F All-NEC Honors
May 22, 2015 Eberhardt Qualifies for NCAA East Regional
May 16, 2015 Women's T&F In Action at ECAC/IC4A Championships
May 3, 2015 W. Outdoor Tied for Seventh at NEC Championship
May 2, 2015 Women's Track Completes Day One at NECs
April 28, 2015 Eberhardt Takes NEC Track Athlete of the Week Honor
April 25, 2015 Women's T&F Concludes UMass Amherst Pre-Conference Meet
April 21, 2015 Eberhardt Named NEC Athlete of the Week
April 18, 2015 Three Blue Devils Compete at Larry Ellis Invitational
April 18, 2015 McBride, Booker Take Silver at Mark Young Invitational
April 14, 2015 Dearborn Named NEC Track Athlete of the Week
April 11, 2015 Women's T&F Concludes Minutemen Invitational
April 11, 2015 Dearborn Takes Third at Bison Outdoor Classic
April 4, 2015 W. Outdoor Finishes Seventh at AIC on Saturday
April 3, 2015 Eberhardt Claims Ninth in Steeplechase on Friday
March 27, 2015 Home Track & Field Meet Cancelled
March 7, 2015 Trio Compete at IC4A/ECAC Championships on Saturday
March 1, 2015 Saunders Competes at USATF Indoor Championships
February 27, 2015 W. Indoor Finishes First Day of NEICAAA Championships
February 22, 2015 Women's Indoor T&F Takes Third at NEC Championships
February 21, 2015 W. Track & Field Currently Fourth At NEC Championships
February 17, 2015 Eberhardt Tabbed NEC Track Athlete of the Week
February 13, 2015 Women's Indoor Track Finishes Valentine Invitational
February 7, 2015 Blue Devils Finish URI Coaches Tribute Meet Saturday
February 3, 2015 Saunders Named NEC Indoor Field Athlete of the Week
January 30, 2015 Women's Indoor Finishes John Thomas Terrier Classic
January 24, 2015 Women's Indoor T&F Complete Sorlien Memorial Invitational
January 16, 2015 Women's T&F Concludes NYC Gotham Cup Friday
January 11, 2015 Women's Track Opens Season at Yale on Saturday