Three Women's Track Relays Compete at Boston University's Last Chance Qualifier on Sunday

Sarah Levine ran the 400-meter leg for one of Tufts' DMRs

BOSTON - Three relays competed for the Tufts University women's indoor track & field team on Sunday at Boston University's Last Chance Qualifier.

The meet was an opportunity for individuals and relays to notch qualifying times for the upcoming 2018 NCAA Division III Championships in Alabama March 9-10.

While the Jumbos did not hit any marks that will send them to Nationals, they did get a good performance out of a distance medley relay (DMR) foursome. One of two Tufts teams in the event, sophomore Rhemi Toth, sophomore Sarah Levine, freshman Olivia Martin and junior Sarah Perkins combined for a 12:15.37 mark. The time is ranked #31 nationally among DIII DMR's.

The other Jumbo DMR to race at BU today was sophomore Lauren Diaz, freshman Emily Murray, junior Julia Noble and sophomore Nicole Kerrigan and they posted a 12:47.11 finish.

Tufts is currenty ranked eighth in the DMR with a time of 11:50.41 run by Toth, Gake, Martin and senior Brittany Bowman on February 9 at BU.

The Jumbos also attempted to improve upon their NCAA qualifying mark in the 4x400-meter relay on Sunday. Their season-best time of 3:58.49 was ranked #28 entering the day. The same foursome - sophomore Nehalem Kunkle-Read, senior co-captain Annalisa DeBari, sophomore Raquel Whiting and sophomore Julia Gake - put down a 3:59.28 today that was 0.79 shy of their season-best.

The Jumbos will host another national qualifying meet next Saturday at the Gantcher Center.