Pumphrey Leads Women's Track and Field to Best Finish in New England D3 History

Laura Pumphrey

Waterville, ME --- Sophomore Laura Pumphrey (East Hampton, CT) led WPI to a program-best seventh place finish in the New England Division III Championships at Colby as she garnered the New England title in the high jump Saturday afternoon.  Pumphrey leapt 5-6, while teammate Julie Eagle (Rock Island, IL) placed third in the same event soaring 5-4.25, qualifying both for All-New England honors.  The Crimson and Gray tallied 45 points on the day behind top finisher MIT with 126.50 points.

Adrianna Davis' (Chelmsford, MA) second place finish qualified her for All-New England prestige in the 100-meter hurdles.  The senior posted a time of 14.95. 

In the 3000 steeplechase, Vicky Hewey (Sanford, ME) took fifth earning All-New England status on the day with a time of 11:18.42.

Julie Tevenan (Weymouth, MA) topped her own school record in the 1500-meter crossing the line at 4:48.10.  Also setting records was Noelle Richard (Oxford, MA) who exceeded her season-best time in the 400 at 56.89 for a third place finish.  Richard also bested her 200 time posting 25.83 for seventh place.  Richard earned All-New England accolades in both events.

Kimi Joback (Bedford, NH) solidified All-New England credit in both the javelin and the hammer throw.  She placed sixth in the javelin tossing for 123-01 and eighth in the hammer throwing a distance of 150-0.  Jenny Wallace (Holden, MA) joined Joback in the javelin finishing in the eighth spot for All-New England honors with a distance of 117-1. 

Liz Pellegrini (Worcester, MA) snagged the All-New England award in the 400-meter hurdles running 1:05.30 for the eighth spot.  Pellegrini ran the lead off in the 4x400 relay that finished sixth.  She was joined by Maya Rhinehart (Springfield, MA), Alex Price (Franklin, MA) and Richard to post the sixth place spot at 4:02.12.   

WPI Women's Track and Field will travel to Stonehill on Friday for day one of the All-New England Championships.