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Track & Field: Eastern Well-Represented at New England Outdoor Championships

Track & Field: Eastern Well-Represented at New England Outdoor Championships

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Junior Hayley Brodeur (Old Saybrook) broke one minute at 400 meters for the fifth time this year with a personal-best time of 57.37 Saturday and was one of seven Eastern Connecticut State University individuals to merit All-New England honors at the Division III outdoor championship meet this weekend at the Lee Track & Field Complex on the campus of Williams College.

Brodeur's time -- the second-fastest in program history and the 32nd-fastest this year in Division III -- was less than a second off the program-record of 56.44 set by All-America and Eastern Hall of Famer Judy Pemberton at the 1984 nationals at North Central College and gave her a sixth-place finish in her second appearance in the championship in two years. Seeded seventh in the meet, Brodeur was coming off a first-place finish last Saturday (58.99) at the Little East Conference Championships.

The top eight individuals and relays are recognized as All-New England.

On Friday, sophomore Madeleine Dalberg (Pitea, Sweden) earned All-New England recognition for the fourth time in two years in the long jump with a third-place finish on the second day of the championships.

 Seeded fourth, Dalberg recorded a jump of 18-1 (5.51m), just 3/4 of an inch off the program record which she set earlier this year. Little East Conference competitors finished 1-2-3 in the event. Dalberg currently has the 44th-best jump in Division III

As a freshman, she was sixth in the event in the New England outdoor meet, and indoors, was third as a freshman and seventh this past February.  

After finishing 18th in the New England indoor championships this past February with a mark of 40-6, junior JahDey Wright (Colchester) jumped a career-best 44-6 (13.56m) in his first appearance in the triple jump in outdoor competition Saturday, good enough for seventh place in a field of 22 and All-New England honors.  The mark was ¾ of an inch farther than a week ago, when he was third overall in the New England Alliance Championships.

The men's 4x100 relay was first among six New England Alliance teams Saturday and raced to All-New England honors with an eighth-place finish among 23 relays in a season-best time of 42.86. The relay had won the Little East title last Saturday for the fourth time in nine years in a time of 43.46. The relay edged Westfield State by .19 seconds for the final All-New England spot.

Competitors for Eastern were graduate student Nick Afragola (Killingworth), freshman Tyler Lindquist (Worcester, MA), junior John Meade (Southington) and sophomore Nicklas Brink (Stockholm, Sweden).

Date Name Event Seed Seed Mark Finish Mark Points  
May 4 Nick Afragola 200m 33rd 22.82 18th (32) 22.65    
May 4     Ahriyan Brown 100m 12th 12.55 Prelims 12.94    
May 4 Hayley Brodeur    400m 7th 58.42 6th (15) 57.37 3  
May 4 Jasmine Conduah   High Jump 19th 1.55m t-23rd (26)  4-10 1/4  (1.48m)     
May  3 Brendan Cullinane Long Jump 21st 6.62m 27th (28) 16-7 (5.05m)    
May  3 Madeleine Dalberg    Long Jump 4th 5.53m 3rd (24) 18-1 (5.51m) 6  
May  4 Ryan Escoda 3000mSC 5th 9:40.77 16th (23) 9:59.84    
May  4 Haley Knox 3000mSC   7th 11:29.45 10th (17)   11:42.60       
May  3 Brittany Kriley 100mH    26th 16.20 Prelims 16.38    
May  4 Brittany Kriley High Jump 26th 1.55m t-23rd (26)   4-10 1/4 (1.48m    
May  3 Chidebe Ndibe Long Jump 2nd 7.17m 16th (28) 20-10 3/4 (6.37m)    
May  4 Matt Pinney Shot Put 13th 14.21m 16th (22) 44-5 1/4 (13.54m)       
May  4 Christopher Weir Pole Vault 20th 4.25m t-9th (27) 14-1 3/4 (4.31m)    
May  4 JahDey Wright Triple Jump 8th 13.54m 7th (22) 44-6 (13.56m) 2  
May 4   4x800m Relay (w)    20th UNV 10th (18) 9:51.12    
  Haley Knox Hayley Brodeur Christina Gosselin   Maggie Dulak          
May 4   4x100m Relay (m) 8th 43.00 8th (23) 42.86 1  
  Nick Afragola Nicklas Brink Tyler Lindquist John Meade