NORTON, Mass. - Wheaton College women's outdoor track & field junior Ashley Dell'Aira (Shoreham, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) was selected New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Field Athlete of the Week for the first time in her career for the week ending on Sunday, April 10.
Dell'Aira, who earned NCAA All-America honors in the triple jump at this past winter's indoor national championship, recorded an NCAA national meet provisional qualifying distance of 38' 2 1/4" during the triple at Saturday's non-scoring Davis Invitational hosted by the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. That mark was good for second overall. She also placed seventh in the long jump at 16' 10".
The Lyons will compete in their third outdoor meet on Saturday at Northeastern University's Solomon Invitational.