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HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth women are in second place after one day of the 2018 New England Outdoor Track & Field Championship Meet.

The Big Green scored 25.5 points on Friday at Memorial Field, only half point behind rival New Hampshire (26) and ahead of two-time defending champion Northeastern (25) by half a point.

Julia Valenti cruised to victory in the pole vault, missing an attempt only once on the day. She managed to clear 13-1.5/4.0m on her second try, though, making her the only competitor to do so, earning the win and 10 points.
• Also in the pole vault, Brooke Brunet was fifth to add four points, clearing 3.80m. Olivia Goodwin tied for seventh and split the final one and a half points thanks to a height of 3.55m.
Nicole Deblasio qualified for the final in both the 100m and 200m, finishing second in both events. The junior ran an 11.95 in the 100 and a 24.61 in the 200 to punch her tickets to Saturday’s respective finals.
• The 5000m late in the day saw two Big Green runners pick up points as Lillian Anderson (16:51.34) claimed third and Glennis Murphy (16:59.75) took fifth for a combined 10 points.
Maria Garman won a pair of events in the heptathlon, taking the top spot in both the high jump (1.74m) and shot put (10.86m). She leads the field of 10 competitors with 3125 points through four of seven events scored.