MANCHESTER, N.H. – After a long day at Southern New Hampshire University, the Husson men's outdoor track & field team came out on top taking seventh place as a team after competing against over 35 other teams at the 2nd Annual Penman Relays on Saturday.
Leading the pack, Zach Hartman took second on the track out 59 total competitiors, racing to a new school record of 1:58.16 in the 800-meter run. Four other Eagles brought home points on the track as Jake Dobos, Race Bouchard, Evan Chadbourne, and Nasier Rivera each ran a leg in the 4x100-meter relay. They bumped off the second-best time in HU history after achieving third place with a time of 44.07 seconds.
Six Eagles ranked top-six in different events in the field with Dominic Laptiste and Justin Martin both picking up third. Laptiste qualified for the New England Division III Championship in long jump after setting a new program record with his 6.77-meter jump. Taking on 51 participants in javelin, Martin hit the 53.82-meter mark while Jeff Ward grabbed sixth with 49.90-meter throw.
Adding on to the scoring, Kyanti Blyden cleared 1.83 meters in the high jump taking fourth while Alvaro Valls and Eric Hathaway both took sixth in their events. Valls skipped to 12.66 meters in the triple jump for the second-best mark in school history and Hathaway sent the hammer flying 35.38 meters to finish out scoring.
The men's track & field squad compete at Colby College on Sunday, April 14th in the Thomas (Maine) Small School Invitational.