Tenney earns national ranking at SC

  • Tiffany Tenney competes for Springfield College at the NEWMAC championships, April 27 in Springfield.  COURTESY/SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE ATHLETICS

  • Tiffany Tenney competes for Springfield College at the NEWMAC championships, April 27 in Springfield.  COURTESY/SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE ATHLETICS

  • Tiffany Tenney competes for Springfield College at the NEWMAC championships, April 27 in Springfield.  COURTESY/SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE ATHLETICS

Staff Writer 
Published: 5/17/2019 1:28:30 PM
Modified: 5/17/2019 1:28:17 PM

During her senior season at Springfield College, Mahar Regional graduate Tiffany Tenney became a nationally ranked competitor in the 400-meter dash. 

The success in the 400 came after starting her career as a jumper for the Pride.  Tenney steadily improved her time throughout the season and has a chance to compete for nationals.

“She is willing to do whatever it takes,” Springfield coach Mike Miller said. “She bought into the training and believes in herself. She went from a long jumper to nationally ranked in the 400 which is unheard of.”

Tenney began her collegiate career with more of a focus on jumping but gradually moved to the 400 after issues with her left knee.

“I ran the 400 here and there,” Tenney said. “I ended up cutting my time down by ten seconds. Then it became the focus.”

Tenney placed 13th (58.07) in the 400-meter dash at the NEICAAA championships on May 11 at Southern Connecticut College in New Haven.

At the Division III New England championships in Williamstown on May 4th, Tenney got under 58 seconds (57.69) and placed seventh overall. 

The time at the New England championships was the best she’s had at Springfield.

“I didn’t mind the transition,” Tenney said. “The 400 is a tough race bit I stopped being nervous and ended up doing well.”

At the NEWMAC championships on April 27  Tenney held down a third place (58.98)  for the Pride.

To qualify for national competition Tenney would need a time in the 56-second range at the 2019 ECAC Championships. 

Emily Casella, Athol, Assumption College – Casella competed at the NEICAAA championships for the Greyhounds.

Casella was fifth in the shot put, throwing 13.57 meters.

In the discus, Casella took 11th (38.46).

The Greyhounds were fifth with 42 points.

Kris Selanis, Athol, Assumption College – Selanis placed 15th in the shotput for Assumption at the NEICAAA championships with a throw of 14.59 meters.

In the men’s final standings Southern Connecticut State (112) clipped Rhode Island (109.5) while Assumption placed 28th.

Hugo Frost, Mahar, Hamilton College –  Frost was part of the 1,600-meter relay (3:29.92) team that placed seventh for the Continentals at the NESCAC Men's and Women's Track & Field Championships on April 27 at Middlebury College's Dragone Complex in Vermont.

Ben Mallet, Monadnock Regional, Franklin Pierce – The former Athol resident made 12 appearances in relief for with one save for the Franklin Pierce baseball team.

The Ravens (28-22) fought their way out of the loser’s bracket to win the Northeast 10 championship after a 3-0 win over Merrimack on May 11.


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