Track & Field break school records at Minuteman Invitational


Mason Brooks, Sports Editor

Hartford’s Men and Women’s Track and Field teams traveled to Amherst, Mass. Saturday, April 6, to compete at the Minutemen Invitational.  Both teams saw impressive performances as 20 personal bests were set, and two school records were broken.  Starting with the men’s team, Junior Terrel Davis broke his own school record in the triple jump with a jump of 15.19m, which was good enough to earn him first place.  Davis also found himself another medal on the day by taking third in the high jump with a mark of 1.87m.  Alongside him, Junior Connor Kenny earned second place honors as he also finished with a final mark of 1.87m.  The other school record broken on the day was by Freshman Dalton Burnham who surpassed his own record in the pole vault with a final mark of 3.95m.  Freshman Keon Cooper medaled with a third place finish in the javelin with a distance of 54.78.  Finally for the men, the 4x100m relay team comprised of Naazir Alexander, Marckens Auguste, Kaylan Depas, and Nelson Wyatt Jr. placed third out of eight with a time of 42.25.

The Hartford Women’s team also had some highlights of their own Saturday.  Freshman Haleemot Adeyanju earned the highest honors for the women’s team with a third place finish in the 800m thanks to a time of 2:14.85, which is less than a second off of the school record set five years ago.  Junior Sarah LeClaire had herself a nice fourth place finish in the javelin recording a 33.73m throw.  Sophomore Elizabeth Lodge finished top five in the high jump with her mark of 1.61m, along with Junior Olivia Rougeau who placed seventh in the high jump with a 1.61m mark as well.  Lastly, Freshman Nia Mills secured an eighth place finish in the 100m with a solid time of 12.79.  The Hartford Track and Field teams will be back in action Friday, April 12, as they compete in the Dartmouth Quad meet up in Hanover, N.H.