Women’s Track & Field in First After Opening Day of NE10 Championships

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THE BASICS:

- Event: NE10 Outdoor Championships
- Place: 1st/12
- Location: Penmen Stadium (Manchester, N.H.)

- The Lead: Assumption is in first place following the opening day of the NE10 Championships, using multiple school-record performances and a pair of individual NE10 Titles to pull ahead of Stonehill by eight points.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Junior Kialeigh Marston (Standish, Maine / Bonny Eagle) won her third career individual NE10 Title, taking the 1500 meters in 4:34.28 seconds with a dominant final lap. The mark broke the school record she set earlier this year by more than four seconds and won the event by six seconds.

- Junior Caroline Leonard (Northborough, Mass. / Algonquin) won her first NE10 Title, taking the javelin with a throw of 41.84 meters. She was the only competitor to break 40 meters, which she accomplished on two different throws. Emily Casella (Athol, Mass. / Athol) placed second with a throw of 39.69 meters, while Leslie Roda (New Bedford, Mass. / New Bedford) earned fourth in 35.68 meters.

- Casella shattered her own school record in the hammer throw by nearly two meters, with a toss of 44.09 meters. She finished fifth after being seeded ninth entering the event.

- Senior Abby Jones (Arlington, Mass. / Arlington) holds an impressive lead in the heptathlon through the first four events with 2,814 points, nearly 300 ahead of second place. Sophomore Emma Santee (Westerly, R.I. / Westerly) is in fourth place with 2,468 points while Therese Rembetsy-Brown (Westminster, Mass. / Oakmont) is fifth and Olivia DeMonico (North Reading, Mass. / North Reading) is in sixth.

- Jones opened up competition by setting a new school record in the 100 meter hurdles with her time of 15.10 seconds, while Santee took third in 15.93 seconds. Jones also won the high jump and the 200 meters. Rembetsy-Brown placed second in the shot put, while Santee tied for second in the 200 meters.

- Freshman Victoria Steffon (Holden, Mass. / Wachusett Regional) earned a second place finish in the 100 meter prelims to advance to Saturday's final and her time of 12.21 seconds was just .02 off her school record. She then took seconds in the 200 prelims with a time of 25.31 seconds.

- Senior Sarah Miller (Hanover, Mass. / Hanover) placed third in the long jump with a distance of 5.56 meters and just .04 out of first. Jones was close behind her in fourth with a leap of 5.54 meters.

- In the 400, Assumption had two runners qualify for Saturday's finals. Claudia Koontz (Concord, Mass. / Concord-Carlisle) took sixth in 58.87 while Madeleine Iassogna (Marietta, Ga. / Blessed Trinity Catholic) was seventh in 59.22 seconds.

- Junior Madison Soullier (Cumberland, R.I. / Cumberland) qualified for the finals in the 400 meter hurdles by finishing sixth with her time of 1:06.38 seconds.

- In the pole vault, Amelie Legg (Hamden, N.Y. / Delaware Academy) took fifth with a height of 3.05 meters while Gianna Rousseau (Cumberland, R.I. / Cumberland) placed eighth in 2.60 meters.

INSIDE THE RESULTS:

- Assumption sits in first place following the opening day of competition for the first time in program history, with 53 points. Stonehill is second with 45 points, while Saint Rose has 38 points and Southern Connecticut is fourth with 25.

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