Women's Track & Field

Ronea Saunders
Ronea Saunders
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Wallingford, CT
High School: Lyman Hall
Position: JUMPS

Collegiate Personal Bests:
200 Meter Dash: 26.44
55 Meter Hurdles: 9.11
100 Meter Hurdles: 16.55
High Jump: 1.82m
Long Jump: 5.45m
Triple Jump: 10.80m

2013 Outdoor Track: Named to the All-NEC Second Team...Tabbed NEC Field Athlete of the Week (4/2)...Placed second at the NEC Championships in the high jump, registering a season-best, IC4A/ECAC qualifying height of 1.74m...Tied for ninth place at the IC4A/ECAC Championships with her height of 1.71m...Also competed on the 4x400m relay squad at NECs, helping Central to a third-place finish with an IC4A/ECAC qualifying time of 3:51.75...Also competed in the long jump during the season, registering a season-best distance of 5.12m for sixth place out of 22 jumpers at the AIC Yellow Jacket Invitational...Placed ninth out of 46 in the 200m dash at the Monmouth Season Opener, clocking a career-best time of 26.61.

2013 Indoor Track: Two-time NEC Field Athlete of the Week...Named All-NEC First Team...Awarded Most Outstanding Field Performer at the NEC Indoor Championships...Broke the CCSU indoor high jump record with her jump of 1.78m (5' 10") at the IC4A/ECAC Championships...Also helped break the Central 4x400 record at the IC4A/ECAC Championships, the squad registered a time of 3:52.22...Competed at the New England Championships where she finished sixth overall with her jump of 1.75m...Placed first at the Yale Invitational in both the high jump (1.70m) and the long jump with a career-best distance of 5.36m.

2012 Outdoor Track: Named 2012 Northeast Conference Most Outstanding Rookie...Set an NEC record at the NEC Outdoor Championships in the high jump with a 1.75 meter performance, she surpassed the previous record (set in 1992) of 1.73 meters...Placed second in the high jump at the USA Track and Field Junior Nationals, registering 1.75 meters...Competed on the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relay teams at the NEC Outdoor Championships, the teams earned fifth (48.68) and seventh (3:58.28), respectively.

2012 Indoor Track: Placed second in the high jump at the NEC Indoor Championships, posting a mark of 1.73 meters and qualifying for ECAC competition...Ran the final leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the NECs, the team finished in sixth place with a time of 4:01.41...Placed third in the high jump, clearing 1.75 meters, at the NEICAAA Indoor Championships...Cleared 1.68 meters at the IC4A/ECAC Indoor Champinships for 15th place.

Before Central: High jump and heptathalon State Open Champion her senior year at Lyman Hall High School...Placed second in the high jump at New Englands and seventh at the New Balance Outdoor High School Nationals her senior year.