Falmouth's Serunian commits to Northeastern

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Falmouth senior Jenna Serunian, who was runner-up in the shot put and third in the discus at last spring’s Class B outdoor track state meet, is joined by coaches, from left: Jorma Kurry, Danny Paul and Mark Campbell as she signs her National Letter of Intent to attend and throw at Northeastern University next school year.

“I had visits at Holy Cross, Northeastern and Lehigh and I narrowed it down to Lehigh and Northeastern, but I really like Boston, I like the team and coaches and thought it was a good fit for me,” said Serunian, who’s undecided on a major. “I think I’ll fit in really well. They only had two girl throwers this year and one won’t be there next year. They don’t have any shot putters. I think I’ll come in and make a difference on the team.”

Serunian, who is still undergoing physical therapy for an ACL tear, hopes to be 100 percent for outdoor track. She credited her time at Falmouth with helping her reach the next level.

“I had Kate Sparks last year as a teammate and that competition really helped me improve,” Serunian said.

The Yachtsmen coaching staff is confident Serunian will make a mark at the next level.

“She has natural gifts,” said Campbell. “She’ll take her natural ability and couple it with her throwing talent.”

“We’re really happy for her,” added Paul, who went to Northeastern. “It’s a good situation for her.”

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