MEDFORD, Mass. – Both track and field teams had impressive showings at Saturday's Tufts University Sunshine Classic as they each finished in third place at the Clarence "Ding" Dussault Track.
Men's – 3rd out of 6 teams (123 points)
Women's – 3rd out of 6 teams (101 points)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The lone program record set in Saturday's meet was the men's 4x100-meter relay. Sprinters Bless Amedoadzi (Boston, Mass.), Garth Miriyoga (Johannesburg, South Africa), Dom Nda (Pittsfield, Mass.), and Kelly Desane posted a time of 42.09 seconds to finish in second place overall. Nda also earned a first-place finish in the 100-meter dash with his time of 11.43 seconds. Miriyoga finished fourth in the event as he posted a time of 11.62 seconds.
Jason Bigler (Tyngsborough, Mass.) continued his strong outdoor season as he won the discus throw with a toss of 133-07 feet, while in the hammer Jacob Hirtle (Hingham, Mass.) posted a second-place finish with a final throw of 143-00 feet.
On the women's side Wadeline Jonathas (Gonaives, Haiti), and Taylor Driggers (Lisbon, Conn.) each earned first place finishes on Saturday. Jonathas won both the 200 and 400-meter dashes with times of 25.09 and 55.50 seconds respectively. Jonathas also won the long jump with an impressive leap of 17-08.75 feet.
Driggers won the triple jump, with a final distance of 36-07.00 feet, and also posted a second-place finish in the long jump (17-05.25). Sarah Morenz (Dunstable, Mass.) notched a second-place finish in the hammer throw with a toss of 126-09 feet.
In the men's 200-meter dash Stefan Powell finished in fourth place with a time of 22.91 seconds. Adrian Higgins (Milton, Mass.) collected a third-place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.18 seconds overall. Logan Mitchell (Franklin, Mass.) took second in the triple jump as he finished with a jump of 43-10.75 feet. Hirtle and Bigler finished in second and third place respectively with final throws of 43-04.50 and 40-09.75 feet respectively.
The Beacons will compete at the Springfield College Classic on Saturday.