WESTON, Mass. - Nighthawks sophomore Taymise Sanders (Malden, Mass.) took first place in the women's 100-meter and 200-meter dashes while sophomore David Jean (Malden, Mass.) claimed the top spot in the men's 400-meter dash, as the Nighthawks men's and women's track & field teams combined for three wins at Friday's Regis Spring Classic.
For Sanders, her win in the 100-meters with a time of 12.79 not only claimed the top spot but also earned a qualifying spot for the New England Division III Championships in May. Her first-place in the 200-meter dash came with a time of 26.72.
For Jean, his 400-meter dash time of 53.55 earned him first place. Jean also competed on the 4x100 meter team that finished in second and broke a program record with a time of 45.13. Juniors Babyboy Davis (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Malik Francis (Kingston, N.Y.) and freshman Brent Myers (Bismark, N.D.) comprised the foursome in the 4x100-meter relay.
Two other Nighthawks claimed second place in different events at the Pride Classic. Sophomores Mary Jok (Lynn, Mass.) and Desiree Snead (South Easton, Mass.) took runner-up in the high jump and 400-meter hurdles, respectively.
Jok's high jump clearance of 1.47 meters also broke a program record while Snead's 400-meter hurdles time of 1:15.14 finished just shy of the top spot. Jok would go on to set a program record in the 800-meters with a time of 2:32.94, good for fifth place and a new program mark. Snead also grabbed a fifth-place finish in the high jump.
Junior Rene Lahens (Boston, Mass.) was the last to notch his name in the record books setting the new pace for the shot put with a distance of 9.99 meters.
Other Nighthawks with top-four finishes on the day included senior Jarrod Smith (Watertown, N.Y.) and sophomore Jordan Robertson (Warsaw, N.Y.).
Smith claimed a pair of fourth-places in the high jump with a cleared height of 1.73 meters and in the triple jump with a leap of 11.35 meters. Robertson claimed his two fourth-place finishes with a time of 18.86 in the 110-meter hurdles and 1:07.87 in the 400-meter hurdles.
The Nighthawks return to action next Saturday at the Penmen Relays hosted by Southern New Hampshire University.