Owls, Greyhounds in Front After Day One At Penmen Stadium.
HOOKSETT, N.H. - With Day One of the Northeast 10 Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the books, the Southern Connecticut men and Assumption women lead the pack after a rainy day at Penmen Stadium on the SNHU campus. Saturday is the final day of the championship and the action can be watched live on NE10 NOW - with the full schedule available HERE.
The Owls have 56 points, a sizable lead over second-place American International (30 points) and third-place Merrimack (29), while the Greyhounds tallied 53 points - holding an edge over defending-champion Stonehill (45 points) and Saint Rose (38). On the men's side, seven NCAA provisional marks were hit, while the women produced four provisional marks - including an NE10 record by Franklin Pierce's CeCe Telfer in the 100m hurdles at 13.63.
SCSU Men Lead After Day One, Looking for Third-Straight NE10 Title and 17th Overall
MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Southern Connecticut State men's track and field team sits in first place at the end of day one of the 2019 Northeast 10 Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship, hosted by Southern New Hampshire.
The Owls had one field athlete capture a Northeast 10 Championship as Kade Amster captured the 2019 hammer thrown crown, while the Owls finished the first day of competition with 56 points, which is 26 points ahead of the second place team, AIC.
- Two Owls qualified for the 100-meter dash finals as freshman Naszier Torrence-Robinson took fourth (11.14) and senior Aaron Rattley took fifth (10.95).
- Sophomore Terrell Patterson took bronze in the 1500-meter run finals with a time of 3:54.93. Patterson also competed in the 800-meter finals where he took second in the preliminary round to qualify for the finals with a time of 1:53.40.
- The 110-meter hurdles saw three Owls qualify for the finals as freshmen trio Aren Seeger, Jordon Wilkins and Ramsley Exantus finished fourth (15.32), sixth (15.20) and seventh (15.39).
- Nigel Green, Justin Kelly and Trinity Collins all competed in the 400-meter preliminary round where they placed third (48.27), sixth (49.35) and eighth (49.83) to qualify for the Saturday finals. Green also competed in the 200-meter dash where he placed second in the preliminary round with a time of 21.71 seconds, qualifying for the finals on Saturday.
- Junior Sachin Manning finished second place in the 400-meter hurdle preliminary round with a time of 53.76 seconds. Exantus and Seeger also placed fourth (54.72) and sixth (54.99) to qualify for Saturday's finals.
- Two Owls placed in the top 10 in the hammer throw as Kade Amster captured the 2019 crown after throwing a NCAA Division II provisional marker of 55.65 meters. Sophomore Jordan Foster took fifth with a toss of 45.00 meters.
Assumption Women Take Lead Into Championship Day at SNHU
- Event: NE10 Outdoor Championships
- Place: 1st/12
- Location: Penmen Stadium (Manchester, N.H.)
- The Lead: Assumption is in first place following the opening day of the NE10 Championships, using multiple school-record performances and a pair of individual NE10 Titles to pull ahead of Stonehill by eight points.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Junior Kialeigh Marston won her third career individual NE10 Title, taking the 1500 meters in 4:34.28 seconds with a dominant final lap. The mark broke the school record she set earlier this year by more than four seconds and won the event by six seconds.
- Junior Caroline Leonard won her first NE10 Title, taking the javelin with a throw of 41.84 meters. She was the only competitor to break 40 meters, which she accomplished on two different throws. Emily Casella placed second with a throw of 39.69 meters, while Leslie Roda earned fourth in 35.68 meters.
- Casella shattered her own school record in the hammer throw by nearly two meters, with a toss of 44.09 meters. She finished fifth after being seeded ninth entering the event.
- Senior Abby Jones holds an impressive lead in the heptathlon through the first four events with 2,814 points, nearly 300 ahead of second place. Sophomore Emma Santee is in fourth place with 2,468 points while Therese Rembetsy-Brown is fifth and Olivia DeMonico is in sixth.
- Jones opened up competition by setting a new school record in the 100 meter hurdles with her time of 15.10 seconds, while Santee took third in 15.93 seconds. Jones also won the high jump and the 200 meters. Rembetsy-Brown placed second in the shot put, while Santee tied for second in the 200 meters.
- Freshman Victoria Steffon earned a second place finish in the 100 meter prelims to advance to Saturday's final and her time of 12.21 seconds was just .02 off her school record. She then took seconds in the 200 prelims with a time of 25.31 seconds.
- Senior Sarah Miller placed third in the long jump with a distance of 5.56 meters and just .04 out of first. Jones was close behind her in fourth with a leap of 5.54 meters.
- In the 400, Assumption had two runners qualify for Saturday's finals. Claudia Koontz took sixth in 58.87 while Madeleine Iassogna was seventh in 59.22 seconds.
- Junior Madison Soullier qualified for the finals in the 400 meter hurdles by finishing sixth with her time of 1:06.38 seconds.
- In the pole vault, Amelie Legg took fifth with a height of 3.05 meters while Gianna Rousseau placed eighth in 2.60 meters.
-Information for recaps provided by Assumption and Southern Connecticut athletic communications staffs-
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