Sanders Adds 60-Meter Qualification for Division III New England's

Sanders Adds 60-Meter Qualification for Division III New England's

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Nighthawks sophomore Taymise Sanders (Malden, Mass.) has qualified for yet another event at the Division III New England Regionals later this season by virtue of her winning 60-meter dash time of 8.08 seconds on Saturday at the Plymouth State Panther Invitational.

The time for qualification in the 60-meters is 8.10 seconds, which has only been reached by 21 other Division III New England student-athletes this season. The 8.08 time that won the heat is also 18th-fastest in New England Division III this season.

Sanders also took the win in the 200-meter with a time of 26.52 on Saturday. Sanders has also qualified for that event at New England's with a 26.42 race earlier this season, which ranks 4th in New England.

Also for the women's side, sophomore Mary Jok (Lynn, Mass.) broke the 500-meter school record with a time of 1:24.67, which placed 4th in the meet.

In the men's side, junior Andrew Kalombo (Worcester, Mass.) placed third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 53.50, while junior Malik Francis (Kingston, N.Y) finished 6th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.24. 

The men also managed to break the school record in the 4x400 meters, finishing the relay in 3:39.88. The team comprised of Francis, Kalombo, Jarrod Smith (Watertown, N.Y.) and David Jean (Malden, Mass.) finished 3rd with that time.

Those Nighthawks who have qualified for the New England Division III Championships will compete again on Feb. 22 and 23 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.