Men's Outdoor Track & Field School Records Fall At Corsair Classic

Photo by Monty Rand Photography
Photo by Monty Rand Photography

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - Husson competed in the Corsair Classic at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Saturday, finishing 11th out of 18 scoring teams.

Freshman Eric Hathaway had a huge meet for the Eagles, setting three school records on the day. Hathaway began the day with a school record and second place performance in the shotput with a throw of 13.60 meters. The toss qualifies Hathaway for the Division III New England Championships. 

Hathaway's second school record came in the discus with a throw of 39.92 meters. The toss was good enough to give Hathaway a fourth place finish in the event.

Hathaway capped off his record-setting day with another school record in the hammer throw, chucking the implement out to a mark of 34.87 meters.

The Eagles also got another new school record from sophomore Francesco Wright in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:03.84.

Wright also took fifth place in the pole vault, recording a mark of 3.70 meters.  Right behind him was teammate Josh Wheeler, who cleared 3.40 meters to earn a sixth-place finish.

Several veterans recorded personal bests as well for Husson. In the sprinting events, junior sprinter Ed Miner set a new personal best with a time of 12.08 in the 100-meter dash, and sophomore Jake Dobos laid down a time of 23.94 in the 200-meter dash to break his old personal record. In the middle-distance events, senior Nick Young ran a personal best of 2:10.56 in the 800-meter run finishing 25th out of 58 competitors.

Husson will hit the track again Friday, April 7th in the Regis "Under The Lights" Invitational at Regis College.