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SAINTS SHOW WELL AT SILFEN ELITE

SAINTS SHOW WELL AT SILFEN ELITE

THE BASICS 

Location: New London, Conn.

Meet Host: Connecticut College

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2019

THE LEAD: Two Saints were able to qualify for New England's after a strong showing at the Silfen Elite Invite at Connecticut College on Saturday, April 14th.

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Caileigh Blackmer (Warwick, R.I.) broke her own school record for the second time this season with a tenth place finish in the hammer throw with a best throw of 38.89 meters.  
  • In the heptathlon, junior Jacquelyn Schneider (Weymouth, Mass.) was able to qualify for New England's with a seventh place finish with 3508 points on the day. Schneider also recorded personal records in both the hurdles and high jump.
  • Amanda Jordan (Stoneham, Mass.) was able to capture a spot in New England's with a sixth place best jump of 1.55 meter in the high jump, while also accomplishing a personal record with a twenty-third place finish in the 400 hurdles with a final time of 1:17.71.
  • To close out the day for the women, Carly Jones (Lake Placid, N.Y.) recorded a new personal record in the high and long jump while teammate Hannah Fitzpatrick (Revere, Mass.) did the same in the 800 meter and 5 kilometer races.
  • On the men's side, Matt Cronin (Coventry, R.I) accomplished a major personal record in the 5 kilometer race with a career best 17:53.98 time, over two minutes faster than his previous best.