Nighthawks Compete at Plymouth State Before Winter Break

Nighthawks Compete at Plymouth State Before Winter Break

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Nighthawks sophomore Taymise Sanders (Malden, Mass.) picked up her first event win of the season, highlighting the Nighthawks Track & Field teams at the Plymouth State University Classic.

Sanders snagged first place in the 400-meter dash while also breaking the school record with a time of 1:02.63. Sanders also competed in the 60-meter dash on the day, finishing the final heat in a time of 8.40 seconds, good for fourth place.

In other action from women's track & field, sophomore Desiree Snead (South Easton, Mass.) posted yet another impressive finish in the 60-meter hurdles. Snead took second in the event with a time of 9.77 seconds.

The women's team totaled 46 points on the day, finishing in seventh overall.

On the men's track and field side, it was high jumpers sophomore Rory Dobbins (Warwick, R.I.) and senior Jarrod Smith (Watertown, N.Y.) that had top finishes for the Nighthawks. Dobbins and Smith cleared the bar at 1.78 meters to finish second and third, respectively.

Sophomore David Jean (Malden, Mass.) also had a third place finish on the day. His time of 55.36 seconds in the 400-meter dash was good for third.

In the men's 4x200-meters, the Nighthawks broke the school record with a time of 1:40.43. Smith and Jean were joined by junior Malik Francis (Kingston, N.Y.) and freshman Lamar Wallace (Middletown, N.Y.) on the school-record-setting team.

The men's program totaled 34 points for eighth place in the meet.

The Nighthawks are off on Winter Break for the next month and will return to play on Jan. 12 at the Brandeis Invitational.