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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Nursing student breaks track and field school records

Connell School student Kelsey Huckins '12 is the new record-holder for Boston College's women's track and field team in both the 20-pound weight and hammer throw.



Connell School student Kelsey Huckins '12 is the new record-holder for Boston College's women's track and field team in both the 20-pound weight and hammer throw. Huckins broke the weight throw record with a toss of 16.37 meters, eclipsing Paige MacTavish who has held the record since 1994, and broke the hammer throw record with a 50.47 meter throw, beating out previous record-holder Libby McDonald. Her history making throws also qualified her for the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships.

Huckins, who started throwing her freshman year in high school, is a four time state champion in the discus, two time state champion in the shot-put, 2007 New England champion in the discus, 10th in the US in 2006, and was the New Hampshire Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year. She has also earned high academic achievement, entering BC with four years of high school honors, and is currently a Boston College scholar athlete (for achieving a 3.0 or better).

As Huckins approaches her second year of nursing study, she says she plans to pursue women's health as a nurse practitioner, and is also interested in midwifery. In what free time she manages to find, she also loves to hike, bike, and swim.