BRIDGEWATER, Mass. - The Newbury Nighthawks men's and women's track & field teams began their quest to defend their New England Collegiate Conference Championships as the road started on Saturday at the Bridgewater State Bears Invitational.
Familiar names of sophomores Taymise Sanders (Malden, Mass.) and Desiree Snead (South Easton, Mass.) continued their momentum from the indoor season with strong finishes in their events.
Lahens, competing in the javelin for the Nighthawks, set a program record with his throw of 38.66 meters today. Crocco, who raced in the small field of 3,000-meter steeplechasers, finished the event in third place with a time of 12:44.12.
For Sanders and Snead, it was back to top-three finishes for the pair.
Sanders grabbed a pair of third place finishes today with her results in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes, finishing in times of 13.49 and 27.48, respectively.
Snead came through with a second place spot in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing with a time of 15.92. Only Michelle Nkoudou of Northeastern bettered the effort of Snead, winning the event with a time of 15.32.
The men's 4x100 meter team also secured a third place finish in their relay today. The quartet of juniors Babyboy Davis (Philadelphia, Pa.), Malik Francis (Kingston, N.Y.), and Andrew Kalombo (Worcester, Mass.) and sophomore David Jean (Malden, Mass.) finished the relay with a time of 47.01.
Newbury Track & Field returns next Saturday with a meet at UMass Dartmouth starting at 10:00 a.m.