Sexton breaks Stonehill freshman record in pole vault
EASTON, Mass. (December 12, 2017) – Stonehill College's women's track and field freshman Alexandra Sexton (Los Gatos, California/Los Gatos) was tabbed the Northeast-10 Conference Field Rookie of the Week, as announced by the conference Tuesday morning.
Sexton participated in her second-collegiate meet this past weekend as the Skyhawks competed at the Husky Indoor Invitational on Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center. The freshman finished second in pole vault, as she recorded a mark of 10 feet, 11.75 inches on her third attempt. The Los Gatos, California native broke the Stonehill College freshman record with the measurement, which was previously set by teammate Alison Tobin in 2015 with a mark of 10 feet.
The week before, Sexton opened the indoor season with a third-place finish at the 6th Annual UMass Boston Invitational at the Reggie Lewis Center. She placed in the top five with a mark of 10 feet.
Sexton is a 2017 graduate of Los Gatos High School, where she competed in gymnastics and track and field. During her junior and senior seasons in track and field, she was the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Pole Vault Champion.
Stonehill is now off until after the New Year and will resume their indoor schedule with the Beantown Challenge, hosted by Harvard University at the Gordon Indoor Track in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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