WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – After one day of competition at the 2017 New England Outdoor Championship, the Dartmouth women's track & field team is in third place with 26 points.
Williams' Lee Track at the Weston Athletic Complex is the host venue for this year's meet.
MIT leads the pack with 28 points, while Northeastern has a half-point lead (26.50 to 26) over the Big Green for second place.
- Dartmouth got a win in the javelin from Moriah Morton just a week after taking fourth at Heps. Morton won the event and picked up 10 points thanks to her throw of 45.65m on her sixth and final attempt of the day. Bridget Douglas was seventh and added two points thanks to her 41.23m throw on the first toss of the afternoon.
- Later in the evening, freshman Julia Valenti would also pick up a win for the team from Dartmouth, while setting a school record in the process. Valenti claimed victory in the pole vault, the only individual to clear four meters, doing so on her second try, becoming the first Dartmouth woman to reach the mark in program history. Her win added another much-needed 10 points on the first day of competition.
- In one of the final events of the night, Lillian Anderson ran to a fifth-place finish in the 5000m, crossing in 17:12.98 and securing another four points for Dartmouth.
- Nicole Deblasio just missed out on qualifying for Saturday's final in the 200m. Deblasio ran a 25.10 to take ninth overall and miss moving on from the prelims by just 15-hundredths of a second.