Sanders Finishes 7th in 200-Meters, Program Completes First Appearance at Regionals

Left to Right: Taymise Sanders, Mary Jok, Twalesha Montague, and Desiree Snead
Left to Right: Taymise Sanders, Mary Jok, Twalesha Montague, and Desiree Snead

BRUNSWICK, Maine - In the first-ever appearance at the Indoor Track & Field Division III New England Regionals, the Nighthawks women's program continued their momentum from a school record in the 4x200 meter relay on Friday, as sophomore Taymise Sanders (Malden, Mass.) placed in the top-10 of the 200-meter dash on Saturday at Bowdoin College in Day Two of the Regionals.

In the 200-meter dash finals, Sanders placed seventh, running the sprint in 26.42 seconds. Morgan Hallow of Trinity College took the win in the event, finishing with a time of 25.86.

Sanders entered the week with the 10th-fastest time in the 200 meters in Division III New England and improved by three positions with her sprint today.

Sanders also added a 14th place mark in the preliminary round of the 60-meter dash. Her time of 8.19 seconds was not fast enough to reach the finals. Kennedy Green of Williams College won the event with a time of 8.19 seconds.

Sophomore Desiree Snead (South Easton, Mass.) had an opportunity in the individual rounds of the 60-meter hurdles. But her time of 9.87 seconds and a 25th place finish in the preliminaries was not good enough to advance to the finals. Jayci Andrews of Bridgewater State won the event with a time of 8.74 seconds.

Sanders and Snead were joined by sophomore Mary Jok (Lynn, Mass.) and freshman Twalesha Montague (Hartford, Conn.) for the 4x400 meter relay. The relay team finished in 14th place with a program-record time of 4:23.45. Williams College took the top spot in the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:53.41.

On Friday, the Nighthawks quartet also produced a school-record in the 4x200 meter relay with an 18th place finish and time of 1:52.08.

Rhode Island College's four sprinters won the event with a time of 1:43.04, which broke the previous meet record of 1:43.51 from back in 2012.