The Central Connecticut women's track and field team opened the 2017 outdoor season at the Bryant University Black and Gold Invitational on Sunday. The Blue Devils, who had their home meet on Saturday canceled due to the winter weather, totalled 117.5 points in the nine team field.
The Blue Devils went 1-2-3 in the 100 meter hurdles as junior Melissa Wolliston finished first in a time of 14.21. Her time was a new personal best and an ECAC qualifying time. Senior Sarah Hicks was second in 14.77 and freshman Hailey Rospierski was third in 15.11.
Wolliston made it 2-for-2 in the hurdles with a win in the 400 meter hurdles in a time of 1:03.37.
The 4x100 meter relay team of Hicks, Truman, Snape and Samuel finished first in a time of 48.95.
Rospierski continued her solid meet with a tie for first place in the high jump with a height of 1.60 meters. Freshman Kadizha Benjamin was third with a height of 1.55 meters.
Freshman Valeria Hernandez was fifth in the shot put with a distance of 10.59 meters. She finished sixth in the discus with a throw of 32.42 meters. Sophomore Abrah Toomey finished sixth in the hammer with a throw of 40.44 meters, a new personal best.
Freshman Gianna D'Amato won the javelin with a throw of 39.30 meters, almost a meter longer than the second place finisher. Toomey was third with a throw of 37.95 meters, another personal best throw for the sophomore.