The Wildcats kept their hot streak alive as both the men’s and women’s teams won their third consecutive meet when they went down to Boston for the Jay Carisella Coaches Invitational.
The men’s team ended their day with 265.5 points. Trailing the Wildcats were the host school – Northeastern – who came in second with 236.5 points, and UVM who had 131 points.
Senior Jon Chapman took first place in the hammer throw on Saturday with his throw of 185’ 4”. UNH senior Eric Brogioli fell just short of Chapman, throwing only 184’.
Junior Zachary Astle has seemed to have cemented himself atop the shot-put leaderboards week in and week out, as he once again took first on Saturday throwing 53’ 9”. Astle also made his way up to second-place in the discus throw. The junior threw a personal best of 142’ 11”.
First year thrower John King Jr. also took home one of the eight victories for the men’s team, winning the javelin. King Jr. threw 176’ 8”.
As for the track, senior runner William Ulrich won the 800-meter race in 1:56.63. Fellow UNH junior Matthew Adams came in less than a second behind Ulrich, finishing in 1:56.81.
Another pair of UNH teammates finished first and second in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Junior Nicolas Sevilla-Connelly won the event in 9:21.77, and sophomore Aidan Sullivan was the runner-up, finishing in 9:31.71.
First year runner Orion Clachar won another event for UNH as he took the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 58.59 seconds.
UNH also enjoyed a win from their 4×100 relay team of junior Joseph Hook, first year runner Emmanuel Nkounkou, sophomore Jordan Buckmire, and first year runner Michael Monahan. The team won the event in 44.12 seconds.
Buckmire also earned a win in the triple jump. The sophomore won with a jump of 47’ 3.5”.
The first year jumping tandem of Nate Hobbs and Nkounkou had themselves a day on Saturday, as Hobbs won the long jump with a distance of 22’ 7.25”. Hobbs and Nkounkou tied for second in the high jump, as they both capped out at 6’ 2”.
On the women’s side, the ‘Cats took first place in the meet with 216 points, followed by Northeastern with 189 points, and UVM with 120.
The women saw wins from two of their own relay teams. The 4×100 team of first year sprinter Isabella Livingston, senior Jessica Hackett, sophomore Maria Virga, and first year sprinter Crismeily Borg won their event in 49.52 seconds.
The 4×400 team of Hackett, junior Elise Renahan, first year sprinter Zakiya Scott, and senior Emileigh Glode won the race in 4:04.84.
Glode and Scott also found themselves near the top of the 400-meter hurdles standings, as Glode finished second in 1:08.42. Scott took third, just about one second behind her teammate in 1:09.23.
First year athlete Kelly Hamlin also took second place, but in the 400-meter race. She finished in 1:02.02.
Another Wildcat runner who finished second was junior Morgan Sansing. The distance runner finished her 10k run in 39:53.27.
A pair of juniors finished top-three in the 3000-meter steeplechase as Michaella Conery ran in 11:21.48 – a new personal best – finishing second, and Madeline Quigley finished her third-place run in 11:35.70.
First year athlete Saige TuDisco finished her day with a top-three finish in three different events. TuDisco finished second in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing in 15.02 seconds. She also finished third in both the high jump and the long jump. TuDisco capped out at 5’ 3” in the high jump and jumped 17’ 11.75” in the long jump, which is a new personal record.
Sophomore Lauren Quann came out victorious in the javelin, as she threw 134’ 1” which is a personal record. Finishing behind Quann was junior Natalie Howes whose 119’ 6” throw was good enough for second-place.
A couple other second-place finishes were junior Alyssa Colbert in the discus, and senior Sabrina Anderson in the pole vault. The two athletes finished with 140’ 11” and 10’ 4” respectively.
Both teams will be back in Durham on Saturday at 11 a.m. as they will look to go 3-0 on their home turf thus far in the outdoor season.