Men's Indoor Track & Field Turns in Strong Performances at Bates Invitational

Photo by Monty Rand Photography
Photo by Monty Rand Photography

LEWISTON, Maine – The Husson men's indoor track & field team continued to set new goals for themselves as personal and school records were broken. Two more men qualified for the DIII New England Championship at the Bates Invitational on Saturday afternoon as the Eagles competed against four other teams, taking home third with 76 points.

Kicking off the day on the right foot, Robenson Saintard set the bar high for his teammates taking first place in the 60-meter dash. His time of 7.15 seconds was fast enough to qualify for the DIII New England Championship. Saintard followed up this impressive time placing third in the 200-meter dash crossing the finish line at a time of 23.61 seconds.

Zach Hartman tackled a pair of races starting with the 800-meter, capturing a third place finish in 2:05.02. He continued to gather points for the Eagles taking fourth in the 1-mile with a speedy time of 4:58.00. Both finishes were improvements upon his previous times, setting school records in each race.

Cayd Wortman set a new program record in the 60-meter hurdles when he strode across the finish line in 9.19 seconds for third. He also picked up points in the long jump, taking fifth jumping 5.77 meters setting yet another school record.

Opening up the field events with strong performances, two Eagles placed in the top five in three events, including pole vault, triple jump, and high jump. Wortman earned third clearing 3.5 meters and Zion Gurney achieved fifth clearing 3.05 meters in his first attempt at the pole vault. Gurney continued his successes into the triple jump as he soared over 11.75 meters for third. Following his lead, Dominic Locke took fourth with 10.48 meters. Once again placing third, Gurney cleared 1.78 meters in the high jump while Alex Charette set a personal high for himself in indoor track & field overcoming 1.63 meters for fourth.

Closing out the afternoon with the shot put and weight throw, Eric Hathaway once again dominated in both events. He took home second place in the shot put, hitting 13.71 meters and third in the weight throw, tossing 14.34 meters for both a personal and school record. Hathaway's toss was also hard enough to qualify him for the DIII New England Championship.

The men's indoor track & field team will close out January at the Bowdoin Invitational III in Brunswick Maine on Saturday, January 27.