Track & Field: In Final Regular-Season Meet at Wesleyan, Team Gearing Up For LEC Meet

Track & Field: In Final Regular-Season Meet at Wesleyan, Team Gearing Up For LEC Meet

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. --  In the fourth and final tuneup for next week's Little East Conference/New England Alliance Championships at the Providence Career & Technical Academy, the Warriors were among 19 teams competing in Saturday's Wesleyan University Invitational at the Bacon Field House. It was a non-scoring meet.

Meet Highlights

Competing in three individual events, freshman Madeleine Dalberg (Pitea, Sweden) broke her own program record of 9.70 in the 60 hurdles with a time of 9.52. She was fourth overall in a field of 27. Dalberg also won the long jump in a field of 35 for the second straight week with a mark of 17-4 – the third-best distance in program history. Competing in the high jump for the first time, she tied the 13th-best height (4-10 ½) in program history. She has already qualified for the New England Division III meet in the 60 hurdles and long jump.

Nicklas Brink (Stockholm, Sweden) was 15th in a field of 200 in a time of 23.98. He was the fifth freshman across the line.

The women's 4x800 relay placed second in a field of six in a time of 10:15.28 which was the seventh-fastest time in program history. Runners were juniors Haley Knox (Bristol) and Samantha McKosky (Deep River), senior tri-captain Kassandrah Banks (Wethersfield) and senior Ariel Smith (Stratford).

Senior co-captain Cooper Goslin (South Windsor) finished among the leaders in both the 1000 and mile. He posted the fifth-fastest time in program history (PR of 4:30.66) with a third-place finish among 25 in the mile and was fourth among 19 in the 1000.

After finishing either first or second in the mile in each of the three previous indoor meets this year, McKosky ran the fourth-fastest 800 meters with a PR of 2:25.27 which was good for second place in a field of 39. She had qualified for the New England Division III Championship in her first time running this distance last week at Springfield College.

Junior Matt Pinney (Mansfield) was sixth among 43 in the shot with a mark of 44-4 ¾. He was coming off a first-place performance and PR of 46-2 ½ when he qualified for the New England Division III Championships last week at Springfield College for the second straight season.

Knox just missed qualifying for the New England Division III Championships at 1000 meters with a second-place time in a field of 37 of 3:13.39. Knox, who won the 1000 at Springfield last week, set the current indoor record of 3:09.91 at last year's Little East Conference Championships.

Freshman Tai Barron (Mansfield) was eighth in a field of 20 in the pole vault with a mark of 12-11 ½ which was a quarter-inch shy of his personal best.

Freshman Jasmine Conduah (Fairfield) established PRs in the 60 hurdles (11.29) and high jump (4-10 ½). Her high jump equaled the 13th-best in program history and her hurdles time was 17th-best.

Junior Sone Sourignamath (Old Saybrook) and sophomore JahDey Wright (Colcheser) placed 9th and 11, respectively in a field of 25 in the triple jump Sourignamath's mark of 40-4 was two inches shy of her PR.

Freshman Marissa Yambao (Stonington) was third in her flight with a PR of 29-8 ¾ in the shot put. She has had a PR in every meet this season.

Sophomore Savannah Johnson (Ledyard)  ran the seventh-fastest time in program history with a PR of 8.57 in the 60. She was second in her heat.

Smith and sophomore Maggie Dulak (Northford) finished 14-15 in the 1000 in a field of 37. Running the distance for the first time, Smith was clocked at 3:25.97 – the 15th-fastest time in program history.

Sophomore Rachel Osak's (Portland) PR of 5:46.92 in the mile was the 16th-fastest in program history. She was 15th among 33 in the race.

Competing in the fast section, senior Amanda Terenzi (Coventry, RI) was fifth overall  in a field of 14 with a time of 11:33.23 in the 3000. The time was less than three seconds off her PR.

Freshman Jenna Chernik (South Windsor) competed for the first time this semester. She was clocked in 4:02.28 in the 1000.