Lia Rotti, Women's Track & Field

Lia Rotti, Sophomore - Women's Track & Field

Competing in her first collegiate championship meet, Rotti tied Jumbo track legend Vera Stenhouse's 29-year old school record of 18'6" (5.64m) in the long jump on the second day of the New England Division III Women's Indoor Track & Field Championships at Middlebury College on Saturday. She won the event by a margin of over six inches in front of runner-up Izabelle Ith from Williams (17'11 ½" – 5.47m). Setting a new Middlebury facility record, Rotti's previous season-best had been 17'10 ¼" (5.44m). The 18'6" mark is ranked 15th nationally. She also placed third in the triple jump with a season-best 38'9 ¾" (11.83m) which ranked eighth nationally, helping Tufts place third as a team.