Track and field competes at AE Championships

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Track and field competes at AE Championships

Megan Miller, News Editor

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At the America East Championships in Albany, NY, Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, the Hawks managed to write their names in the record books after impressive performances. In total, there were 18 top-eight performances, two school records, and a men’s team eighth-place overall finish. On the women’s side; junior Olivia Rougeau, freshman Haleemot Adeyanju and sophomore Elizabeth Lodge all got their names on the board. Rougeau had two top-five finishes and set a new school record in the long jump with a mark of 5.65m. Adeyanju earned sixth place and set a school record in the 800m with a time of 2:11. Lodge placed eighth in two events including the long-jump (5.52m) and the high jump (1.60m). Aside from individual performances, the women’s team had a seventh place finish with a time of 48.54 in the 4x100m relay and earned an eighth place finish in the 4x400m with a time of 4:00.41. The men’s team was lead by six performances in the top-five and earned eighth-place for the first time since 2011 over Maine. The highest honors earned on the men’s side was by sophomore Victor Shapovalov in the javelin (62.48m) to earn a runner-up finish. Rookie Keon Cooper was right behind Shapovalov in the javelin to earn a fourth place finish in the event. The rookies had a great weekend, as Naazir Alexander had an eighth-place finish at the 100m with a time of 11.24, along with Kaylan Depas who placed seventh in the 200m dash and Daniel Miele who earned a seventh-place finish in the decathlon. As a team, they also competed in the 4x100m relay where they placed sixth and the 4x400m relay where they placed eighth. Athletes that qualify will head to the New England Championships next weekend hosted by Southern Connecticut State University. This two-day event will take place on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11.