New Haven, Conn. - Juniors Peace Kabari (Manchester, N.H.) and Devan Walsh (Danvers, Mass.) won the shot put and javelin titles, respectively, to lead the Trinity College Bantams to 11th place in the New England Women's Outdoor Track and Field Open Championship Meet at Southern Connecticut State University this weekend. Kabari and Walsh earned 10 points each and Trinity totaled 26 points to finish one ahead of 12th-place New Haven and four better than any other NCAA Division III school in the 40-plus team field. Dartmouth won the team title with 107 points.
Kabari won the shot put with a distance of 46'11.00", edging Connecticut College's Koko Mensah by .75 inches for first place. Walsh won the javelin title on Friday by 14 inches with a toss of 139'05". The Bantams earned their remaining six points in the relays, entering foursomes that came in sixth place in both the 4x100- and the 4x400-meter races. Trinity juniors Morgan Hallow (Charlotte, N.C.), Katie Lazur (East Hanover, N.J.), and Hannah Neufeld (Burlington, Mass.) and sophomore Emma Buckley (Hanover, Mass.) posted a sixth-place time of 48.48 in the 4x100-meter relay. In the 4x400-meter relay, senior Anna Barnes (Storrs, Conn.), Hallow, Lazur, and Buckley came in sixth with a time of 3:53.84. All seven Bantams receive All-New England Open honors for their outstanding performances.
Several other Bantams competed this weekend in various events, including Hallow who was fractions of a second shy of scoring with a ninth-place time of 25.381 in the 200-meter dash. Barnes placed 14th in the 1,500-meter run, while fellow senior Caroline Sullivan (South Hadley, Mass.) came in 17th place in the 5,000-meter run, followed by senior co-captain Lauren Barrett (Peabody, Mass.) in 23rd place. Kabari was 14th in the discus throw with a distance of 124'10", and Neufeld was 22nd in the 400-meter hurdles.