Kalilwa Wins Long Jump, Sets School Record, at NE Div. III Championships
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- University of Southern Maine junior Adela Kalilwa (Lewiston, Maine) set the school record en route to winning the long jump during the first day of competition at the New England Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships being held at Williams College.
Kalilwa took the lead in the long jump on her first-round jump with a leap of 5.66 meters (18-7). In the fifth round of jumps, Kalilwa broke the school record with her winning mark of 5.82 meters (19-1¼). The previous record of 5.71 meters (18-9) was set by Hannah Wiley at the 2012 NCAA Division III Championships.
Freshman Mykayla Hoggard (Bangor, Maine) also scored in the long jump with her seventh-place finish. Hoggard had a jump of 5.24 meters (17-2 ¼) in the second round. Hoggard and Kalilwa each earned Division III All-New England honors for their performances in the long jump.
Junior Samantha Dow (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy) raced in the preliminary round of the 100-meter hurdles, posting the 23rd quickest time of 16.34 seconds.
Paced by Kalilwa's win in the long jump, Southern Maine has 12 points after the first day of competition, good for a tie for second place among the 14 teams that have scored through the first three events. Rhode Island College has the first-day lead with 27 points. MIT and Worcester State University round out the top five with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Competition resumes Saturday morning at 10 a.m.