Track and Field Compete on Day 1 of NEICAAA Championship Meet

Track and Field Compete on Day 1 of NEICAAA Championship Meet

BOSTON, Mass. – The track and field teams got the 2018 NEICAAA Indoor Championship meet off to a great start as sophomore Wadeline Jonathas (Gonaives, Haiti) set the program and meet record in the long jump Saturday afternoon at the Reggie Lewis Center.

THE BASICS

#9 Women's – 10th out of 21 teams
Men's – 14th out of 15 teams

HOW IT HAPPENED

With a leap of 20-07.25 feet, Jonathas now leads the country in the long jump, making it the fourth event this season that the sophomore All-American sits atop.  Her first place finished earned the Beacons 10 points.  Also having a huge day in the long jump was Taylor Driggers (Lisbon, Conn.) who recorded a personal best with a jump of 18-07.00 feet.

Ashley Hernandez (Miami, Fla.) posted a time of 26.50 seconds in the prelims of the 200-meter dash.  For the men's team Adrian Higgins (Milton, Mass.) recorded a time of 1:08.39 in the prelims of the 500-meter dash. 

WHAT'S NEXT

The Beacons will compete on the second day of the NEICAA Championship meet tomorrow morning at the Reggie Lewis Center.