WESTON, Mass. - Taking place in the inaugural New England Collegiate Conference Track & Field Championships, both the Nighthawks Men's and Women's programs took the first-place team titles on Saturday afternoon at Regis College.
Battling against Elms College, Southern Vermont College, and Lesley University, the Nighthawk Women scored 192 points, defeating Elms by 86 total points. The Men's program totaled 190 points, beating out Elms, who scored 173 points.
Ten Nighthawks in the Women's event took home the top spot in their respective events. Freshman Taymise Sanders won the 100- and 200-meters with times of 12.55 seconds and 25.72 seconds, respectively. Freshman Hamido Hassan claimed the 800-meter crown with a time of 2:56.01. Freshman Desiree Snead was victorious in the 100- and 400-meter hurdles with respective times of 15.93 seconds and 1:14.73. The Nighthawks also won the 4x100 and 4x400 races.
In the field, freshman Mary Jok, senior Destiny Spears, and Snead swept the podium in the high jump.
Snead and Jok finished first and second, respectively, in the long jump. In the discus, freshman Amanda McDonough took the tile with a distance of 23.92 meters. Freshman Nhuelle Le won the javelin with a throw of 27.19 meters.
Three Nighthawk Men took the top of the podium in their events. In the 110-meter hurdles, freshman Jordan Robertson took the top spot with a time of 18.04 seconds. In the high jump, junior Jarrod Smith and freshman Tim Deng both cleared the bar at 1.74 meters. Finally, in the discus, freshman Rory Dobbins took the first place crown with a throw of 23.26 meters.
The Nighthawks were able to amass many of their points thanks to eight second-place finishes in events throughout the day, helping to hold off Elms.
Final Women's Team Results:
1) Newbury - 192 points
2) Elms - 106 points
3) Lesley - 71 points
4) Southern Vermont - 24 points
Final Men's Team Results:
1) Newbury - 190 points
2) Elms - 173 points
3) Southern Vermont - 83 points
4) Lesley - 7 points