Women's Track & Field Sits in Third After First Day of NE10 Championships

THE BASICS:

- Locations: Easton, Mass. (Stonehill College)

- Place: 3rd/11

- The Lead: The Assumption College women's track & field team started strong in the first day of the NE10 Championships, with a victory in the 10,000 meters and a good performance in javelin to sit in third after the first day of competition.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Junior Abby Jones (Arlington, Mass. / Arlington) set a pair of school records during her heptathlon performance on Saturday and sits in second after the first day with 2780 points, just 43 points out of first. Jones finished her 100 meter hurdles in 15.83 and then set her second record in the high jumped with a height of 5'4.25." It broke her own record by 0.5 inches.

- Classmate Antonia Pagliuca (Peabody, Mass. / Peabody Veteran's Memorial) put forth the lone Assumption victory on the day as she cruised to a win in the 10,000 meters in a time of 37:18.32. The time was nearly 50 seconds faster than the second place finisher in the event.

- Freshman Caroline Leonard (Northborough, Mass. / Algonquin Regional) used an impressive performance in the javelin to take third with a throw of 40.90 meters. Michaela Lievi (North Easton, Mass. / Oliver Ames) was right behind her in fourth with a throw of 40.10 meters and freshman Leslie Roda (New Bedford, Mass. / New Bedford) came in fifth at 37.93 meters. Classmate Emily Casella (Athol, Mass. / Athol) also earned points with her seventh place finish of 36.99 meter.

- Sarah Miller (Hanover, Mass. / Hanover) scored six points for the Hounds in the long jump by placing third with her distance of 5.43 meters, while Jones took seventh in the event at 5.32 meters.

- In the final event of the day, the 4x800 relay broke the school record by over 20 seconds to place third overall in the event with a time of 9:27.75. Kialeigh Marston (Standish, Maine / Bonny Eagle) led off and was followed by Alicia Polak (Lowell, Mass. / Lowell), Madeleine Iassogna (Marietta, Ga. / Blessed Trinity Catholic) and anchored Meghan Slinskey (Fishkill, N.Y. / Our Lady of Lourdes).

UP NEXT:

- The Hounds return to action Friday, May 12 as they compete in the New England Championships hosted by Williams College. 

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