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Coleman Wins ECAC Shot Put Title, Tigers Third

PRINCETON, N.J. - Towson University women's track and field junior Lauren Coleman won the shot put at the 2018 ECAC Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championship hosted by Princeton University on Sunday while the Tigers finished third as a team.

Towson posted their highest-ever finish at the ECAC championships, totaling 53 points, just one behind Princeton and one ahead of VCU. Albany won the team title with 67 points. A total of 45 teams scored at least two points.

The Tigers finished sixth a year ago with 35 points and 16th in 2016 with 22 points.

How It Happened
  • Coleman was also named Most Outstanding Performer of the Meet after winning the shot put and finishing fifth in the hammer throw. She won the shot put with a season-best mark of 52-4.5 which was almost two-and-a-half feet better than Brown's Kendra Offiaeli who finished second.
  • Senior Megan Kelly finished third in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:00.21.
  • Junior Phontavia Sawyer finished third in the discus throw with a mark of 148-10 while junior Taylor Giles came in ninth with a toss of 134-4.
  • The 4x400-meter relay team of Kelly, senior Emily Johnson, senior Amanda Famularo and junior Liz Reid finished fourth with a time of 3:44.45, just off the team record set earlier this season at 3:43.91. 
  • Junior Victoria Jones-Alleyne finished seventh in the finals of the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.41 seconds after qualifying sixth with a time of 14.24 seconds.
Up Next For Towson
  • The Tigers await selections for the NCAA East Preliminary Round to be held at the University of South Florida Track and Field Complex in Tampa, Florida May 24-26.

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