ROXBURY, Mass. – Another week another national record for Wadeline Jonathas (Gonaives, Haiti) who some already calling the greatest sprinter in Division III history, after the All-American set the Division III record in the 60-meter dash at the NEICAAA Indoor Championship meet.
#9 Women's – 11th out of 30 teams
Men's – 23rd out of 24 teams
HOW IT HAPPENED
Jonathas, who now owns the Division III record in the indoor 200- and 400-meter dashes sprinted her way to another record with a final time of 7.43 seconds. That time defeated her closest competitor, Michaela Pernell of Merrimack College by .11 seconds. Jonathas qualified for the finals after registering the fastest time in the prelims (7.59), which was .02 seconds faster than Pernell.
Her new Division III record broke the original mark of 7.49 seconds set by Nia Joyner of Illinois Wesleyan at the 206 NCAA Indoor Championship meet.
On the men's side of Saturday's regional championship, Bless Amedoadzi (Boston, Mass.) qualified for the finals in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.03 seconds. He then posted a sixth-place finish in the 60 after tripping the sensor with a time of 7.02 seconds. Also competing in the 60 was Dom Nda (Pittsfield, Mass.), who finished with a time 7.08 seconds.
In the men's 200, Anthony Nguyen finished the event with a time of 23.23 seconds. The men's distance medley relay team of William Barrett (Everett, Mass.), Jimmy Cannon (Quincy, Mass.), Prosper Lubega (Watertown, Mass.), and Blake Lewis (Holden, Mass.) finished with a combined time of 10:52.65.
The Beacons will look to keep building on their impressive indoor seasons at the Little East Conference/New England Alliance Championship meet next Saturday. This year's meet will be hosted by Rhode Island College in Providence.