Track & Field student athletes representing three North Atlantic Conference (NAC) schools - Northern Vermont-Lyndon, Husson, and Thomas - competed at the NCAA Division III New England Outdoor Track & Field Championship on the campus of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts last weekend.
Two-time NAC javelin champion and Senior Scholar Athlete Abby Salvadore had the best finish on the women's side, landing in fifth place with a 40.02 meter javelin throw. This was the best showing of the season for Salvadore, who won the NAC Championship with a 36.24 meter mark the previous weekend. She currently sits in 28th place in all of Division III.
Competing in the decathlon for just the second time in his career, Husson's Cayd Wortman set six personal records in ten events and racked up 6,016 points by the end of the two-days of competition. He led all ten competitors after the first day, and finished in second-place overall, which leaves him ranked 29th in the country. The sophomore earned three first place wins on the track in the 100-meter dash (11.50 seconds), 400-meter dash (51.56 seconds), and the 110-meter hurdles (15.51 seconds), with personal bests in all three events. Wortman also had personal record performances in shot put (10.53 meters), the 1500-meter run (4:41.98), and javelin (45.72 meters).
Dominic Laptiste of Husson also scored at the meet, achieving seventh place with a 6.67 meter mark in the long jump.
NAC Track & Field Performances at New England Champs
|Student Athlete||School||Event||Result (place)|
|Devon Davis||Thomas||200-meter dash||
|Devon Davis||Thomas||400-meter dash||
|Jarrod Ottman||Thomas||3000-meter steeplechase||
|Andrew Peterson, Devon Davis, Shaynen Schofield, Alex Thompson||Thomas||4 x 100-meter relay||44.68 (18)|
|Shaynen Schofield, Alex Thompson, Harrison Mosher, Devon Davis||Thomas||4 x 400-meter relay||3:40.64 (23)|
|Jarrod Hooper, Jarrod Ottman, Alister Piccini, Josh Crocker||Thomas||4 x 800-meter relay||8:38.42 (12)|
|Kyanti Blyden||Husson||high jump||
1.83 meters (14)
|Dominic Laptiste||Husson||long jump||
6.67 meters (7)
|Alvaro Valls||Husson||triple jump||
12.76 meters (15)
|Jeff Ward||Husson||javelin throw||
48.92 meters (14)
|Justin Martin||Husson||javelin throw||
42.81 meters (16)
6016 points (2)
|Leah Desjardins||Husson||100-meter dash||
|Amber Beaulieu, Allison Hughes, Ellie Michaud, Faith Beaulieu||Thomas||4 x 100-meter relay||55.13 (27)|
|Amber Beaulieu, Allison Hughes, Faith Beaulieu, Lindsey Weeks||Thomas||4 x 400-meter relay||4:42.57 (26)|
|Natalie Corrigan, Allison Hughes, Audrey Kimball, Marleen Ramirez||Thomas||4 x 800-meter relay||12:16.13|
|Lilly Friars||Thomas||discus throw||
33.82 meters (18)
|Maddie Wing||Husson||javelin throw||
28.21 meters (18)
|Abby Salvadore||NVU-Lyndon||javelin throw||
40.02 meters (5)