Atlantic 10 Conference Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championship
George Mason University | Fairfax, Va.
Setting the Scene
Seniors Keiko Hector and Emily Renna won individual titles to lead Rhode Island to a third-place finish at the Atlantic 10 Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championship Sunday.
Hector – who won the pentathlon title at the A-10 Indoor Championship – edged Bridget Deveau of Massachusetts to win the heptathlon. Hector won three of the individual events – the high jump, 100-meter hurdles and 800 – and placed second in the long jump en route to 5080 points. Deveau won the javelin and took second in the 800m and high jump to finish with 5040 points. Junior Hannah Madison and senior Michelle Savoie were fourth and fifth in the heptathlon as the Rams scored 19 team points in the event.
Renna outpaced the field in the 100-meter hurdles with a winning time of 13.83 seconds. The second-place finisher was Saint Louis freshman Ann Harlos, who posted a time of 14.21.
Rhode Island Results
- Rhode Island scored 16 points in the 100-meter hurdles. In addition to 10 points for Emily Renna's victory, Janel Conley scored five points with a fourth-place finish and Karen Lobaton added one point by taking eighth.
- The Rams got eight points with a second-place finish in the 4x400 relay. The team of Dyshelle Pemberton, Keiko Hector, Mikaila Amerantes and Mariah Claudio ran a time of 3:47.61, behind only George Mason's 3:44.66.
- Rhode Island's team of Emily Renna, Briana Robitaille, Dyshelle Pemberton and Shellyann Lindo took third in the 4x100, just .2 seconds off VCU's winning time of 46.67 seconds.
- Junior Dyshelle Pemberton placed third in the 400-meter hurdles, and sophomore Kylie McPherson took eighth as the Rams got seven points in the event.
- Junior Briana Robitaille took third in the 100-meter dash with her time of 12.30 seconds. Her finish gave the Rams six points.
- Senior Mariah Claudio scored six total points, as she got four for her fifth-place finish in the 200-meter dash and two more with a seventh-place finish in the 400.
- Sophomore Tiffany Jenkins notched 3.5 points in the high jump by tying for fifth place, while freshman Elaina Hobbs added two points with her seventh-place finish.
- Junior Jennifer Czerapowics scored three points with a sixth-place finish in the triple jump.
- Freshman Leah Wolf scored a team point by placing eighth in the discus.
- The Rams placed eighth in the 4x800 as the team of Katie McNulty, Jennifer Czerapowicz, Natalie Sopchak and Alexandra Carbonell combined to pick up one team point.
VCU – 131.0
George Mason – 126.0
Rhode Island – 102.5
Dayton – 94.0
Massachusetts – 82.5
Duquesne – 75.0
Richmond – 69.5
Saint Louis – 49.5
Saint Joseph's – 49.0
Davidson – 44.0
La Salle – 21.0
George Washington – 11.0
Fordham – 3.0
Rhode Island will compete at the New England Outdoor Track & Field Championship, which starts Friday, May 13.