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PHOTO COURTESY OF MANSFIELD ATHLETICS Sophomore Kenzie Jones and freshman Hunter Watkins.

Kenzie Jones and Hunter Watkins both had their fare share of accomplishments for the Elk Lake track and field team while teammates and have carried over that tradition for Mansfield University track and field.

Jones, a sophomore, placed 15th in the 10,000 meters at the IC4A/ECAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships Friday evening at Princeton University.

The lone Division II runner in the field, Jones finished in 36 minutes, 43.33 seconds. That was 2:20 off her seed time of 39:03.17, marking the 16th straight event this spring in which she has set a personal best.

The time is the fifth best in the Atlantic Region this season and is 48th in Division II.

Freshman teammate Watkins earned All-East honors at the meet by finishing runner-up in the javelin with a throw of 206 feet.

He made finals with a throw of 58.58 meters before hitting a mark of 62.80 meters in his third throw of the final round. It marks the fourth time this season that the rookie has hit an NCAA provisional mark.

Watkins currently holds the 16th best mark in Division II with his personal best throw of 64.14 meters set in April.

Those accomplishments came one week after the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championships, where the duo also excelled.

Watkins was second in the javelin with a throw of 209 feet, 8 inches, while Jones won her section of the 1,500 meters and placed fifth overall in a personal-best 4:46.74.

Jones has earned personal bests throughout the spring, hitting top personal times in her last 15 events before doing it again this past Friday.

Up next for Mansfield would be The NCAA Outdoor Championships, held in Bradenton, Florida May 25-27.