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HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth women’s track & field team claimed second at the 2018 New England Outdoor Championship Saturday at Memorial Field.

The meet hosts posted 99.62 points en route to earning the runner-up spot behind only Northeastern, who won its third straight women’s title with 121 points over the two days.

HIGHLIGHTS
Maria Garman came away as the winner of the heptathlon in convincing fashion. Garman posted 5112 points, a little more than 500 ahead of the second-place competitor. In all, she won the high jump, shot put and, most recently on Saturday, the 800m (2:18.33), while finishing in the top-3 five times on the weekend.
• Adding 18 points to the team total on Saturday was junior Nicole Deblasio. The winner of the 200m in 24.29m, she improved on her preliminary time by nearly half a second to pick up 10 points in the final to earn a regional title.
• Just over an hour earlier, Deblasio ran a 12.11 to finish second in the final of the 100m. The eight points were her team’s reward for the second-place finish that probably stung just a little as she missed out on another event championship by a hundredth of a second.
• Freshman Lily Lockhart was a winner in the discus, claiming 10 points as her second throw of 45.33m proved to be her best of the day and just six inches better than the runner up.
• The Big Green also earned a wealth of points in the 1500m as four individuals were in the scoring led by Georgia Fear (4:26.12) in second place. Bridget Flynn (4:26.34) and Grace Thompson (4:28.31) were third and fourth, respectively, while Bridget O'Neill (4:32.99) was sixth. In total, 22 points were earned in the 1500m alone.
• In the 800m, Abby Livingston ran a 2:08.97 to finish third and collect six points.
Kayla Gilding was fourth in the 400m with a 56.35 to her credit, earning another four points.
Camille Landon was fifth in the high jump, clearing 1.65m on her second attempt. The team’s odd final score came when Garman earned .12 points as eighth individuals tied for eighth in the event, stalling out at 1.65m after each cleared 1.60m on their first tries.

The Big Green now wait to see who will be heading to the 2018 NCAA East Regional Meet in two weeks in Tampa. Declarations are due this week, meaning Dartmouth should know by Wednesday which student-athletes will be heading to Florida as one of the top-48 performers in their respective events.