The Reggie Lewis Center in Boston played host to the top track programs in the east last weekend at ECACs. The stringent qualifying marks only allowed the Quakers three entrants, and they were able to muster just one scoring point for the meet. Senior Yinka Orafidiya, who was throwing the weight for the last time in her career, finished on a strong note by breaking her own school record with a 54'7.5" toss. "It was a good throw, but I felt like I may have had just a little bit more in me," Orafidiya said. All that she could manage on this day was still good enough for a 10th place finish, a new school record and the Red and Blue's lone tally. "I was real disappointed with my performance at Heps," Orafidiya said. "I just wanted to muster up some kind of redemption." Joining Orafidiya in Boston was fellow senior Bassey Adjah and freshman Caroline Rebello. Rebello had a disappointing vault in her last indoor meet of the season. She was able to clear the 10'10" opening height but failed to advance any higher than that. "It was alright. I could have done much better," Rebello said. "But it is the end of my first indoor season, and I'm looking forward to getting outside." Adjah, the senior stalwart, also failed to meet her own expectations at ECACs. Adjah qualified for two events, but was unable to compete in the pentathlon after a grueling third-place performance at Heps. In the long jump, she recorded an 18'2.5". The leap was a foot and change short of her best mark. "I fouled a lot and I may have just been trying too hard on my run-ups," she said. "It really just wasn't my day." Though the finale of the indoor season was a disappointment, the Quakers are looking forward to getting back on Franklin Field for the outdoor season. "We didn't get it all together at the very end of the season," Rebello said. "But I'm more of an outdoors kid. I think everyone's really looking forward to moving out there."Comments powered by Disqus
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