FAIRFAX, Va. - The Tigers opened the Colonial Athletic Association Championship with some outstanding performances by some underclassmen Friday in the first of two days for the meet.
The Tigers finished the day with 29 points, second only to James Madison's 45.
"It was a very good day for us and I'm looking forward to tomorrow because we have some real strong events for us remaining," Towson head coach Roger Erricker said.
Freshman Alexis Appezzato, who has quickly established herself as a dynamic thrower this season, had an outstanding throw in the javelin, earning eight points for the Tigers with her second-place finish of 41.45 meters. Nicole Gould, also a freshman, and Kathryn Kennedy both scored in the javelin, too. Gould finished fifth and earned four points with a 36.72-meter throw, while Kennedy was seventh and earned two points with a toss of 34.56 meters.
Graduate student Katie Ogden posted a strong time in the 10,000-meter run, finishing in third place with a time 36:43.68 fort Towson.
Freshmen Emily Wenger and Kara Bucaro each had strong showings in preliminary events. Wenger had the fourth-fastest 400-meter hurdle time with a run of 1:02.34, while Bucaro finished with a time of 4:41.57 in the 1,500-meter run.
The meet concludes tomorrow at George Mason.