MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The Husson men's indoor track & field team set the bar high for the future of the program in their first year as an official competitive team. After sending five men to compete against 27 other teams at the New England Division III Championship at Middlebury College, the Eagles tied for 23rd after Eric Hathaway scored Husson's only points with his impressive toss in shot put.
Hathaway's 14.14 meter toss in the shot put covered enough ground to earn him not only 6th place, but he also became the first male indoor track & field student-athlete to be awarded All-New England Honors. His throw was just .04m behind 5th place. Hathaway also qualified to compete in the weight throw. He sent the weight flying 12.42m for 24th.
Dominick Lizotte just barely missed scoring points and earning All-New England Honors by one spot, after taking 9th in the pole vault. He did set a new personal and school record by clearing 4.36m.
Tackling the 60-meter hurdles, Cayd Wortman took a 31st place finish, crossing the finish line in 9.14 seconds.
To finish out the track events, Robenson Saintard took 20th in the 200-meter dash; just .03 seconds shy of 19th with a time of 23.33. In the 60-meter dash, he raced down the track in 7.22 seconds for 22nd.
The Eagles closed out a successful first year as a brand new men's indoor track & field program with high hopes to improve even more next season.