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Women's Track and Field Places Fifth at ECAC Championships

Lacey Cartier Northampton, Mass. - March 6, 2010 - The Springfield College women's track and field team finished fifth at the 2010 ECAC Championships hosted by Smith College over the weekend. Springfield had two great showings by its relay's as the 4x200 relay ran a first-place time of 1:44.19 and the 4x400 relay placed second in 4:03.00.

Ithaca claimed the championship as the Bombers totaled 64.50 points in the win. TCNJ finished a close second, missing out on the title by .50 points, as it recorded 64 points. Bates took third with 50 points, and Amherst (49), and Springfield (42) rounded out the top five.

Nikki Hay won the long jump after she finished with a leap of 5.58 meters (18-03.75). This distance was Hay's longest of the season and stands as the 10th-farthest jump in the country to date. In the triple jump, Hay placed third after a jump of 11.71 meters (38-05.00).

Fatima Rose took third in the weight throw with her toss of 17.00 meters (55-09.25), her farthest this season and the ninth-longest throw in the country to date. She also finished seventh in the shot with a heave of 12.18 meters (39-11.50)

As for the Pride's relays, the winning 4x200 relay was comprised of Erika Marks, Laurie Jenkins, Hay, and Crystal Davis. SC's 4x400 relay was run by Marks, Joy Jennifer, Davis, and Lacey Cartier.

For their finishes in the top eight, these student-athletes all were named All-ECAC.

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Jim Pennington Jim Pennington enters his 30th season as head coach of the Springfield College women’s cross country and track and field teams in 2013-2014. Under Pennington’s direction, the Pride has recorded seven top 20 finishes at the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Championships, and seven top 15 finishes at the NCAA Cross Country Championships. Read more.

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