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Curtis Wins Pentathlon at New England Division III Championships

Kelly Curtis Cambridge, Mass. - February 18, 2011 - Kelly Curtis had a standout performance on Friday evening as she captured the pentahlon at the 2011 Division III New England Championships hosted by MIT. The junior has three season-best performances as she totaled 3,240 points, which qualified her for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Curtis finished first out of 22 entries in the competition

Curtis won the 55 hurdles in a season-best time of 8.56, while also winning the high jump in another season-best leap of 5'3.75". Curtis won the long jump with a 16'11.25", ran a season best time of 2:42.59 in the 800 meters, and threw the shot put 29'8".

Also competing for the Pride was sophomore Bethany Young, who scored a personal best point total of 2673 points, up over 200 points from last year's championships. She finished 11th overall among 22 entrants. Young's marks on the afternoon included a 9.24 in the hurdles, high jump 4'5", long jump 15'7.50", shot put 23'1.75" and the 800 meters in 2:32.86.

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