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Women's relay team wins at final NCAA qualifying meet

MEDFORD, Mass. -- Sophie Stokes Cerkvenik was part of a winning relay team and placed sixth in the 60-meter hurdles for the Colby College women's indoor track and field team at the Tufts Final Qualifying Meet on Saturday.

Rachel Leonard, Stokes Cerkvenik, Michaela Athanasopoulos, and Taylor Depalo won the 1,600 relay in 3:55.0. In a field of seven teams, the women edged runner-up Emory University (3:55.46).

Stokes Cerkvenik had a time of 9.23 in her sixth-place finish in the 60 hurdles. Maggie Giles was 11th in the 400 meters (1:02.20).

The women were attempting to qualify for next weekend's NCAA Division III Championships. The entries for nationals will be announced Sunday.