SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Freshman Wadeline Jonathas (Gonaives, Haiti) and the men's 4x100-meter relay team had standout performances as the Beacons competed at the 2017 Springfield College Classic for the first time during the Coach Walker era Saturday afternoon.
Men – No Team Result
Women – No Team Result
HOW IT HAPPENED
Competing the 100-meter dash for the first time this season, Jonathas nearly broke the program mark on her way to a first-place finish Saturday afternoon. The All-American posted a time of 12.23 seconds, which was .05 seconds away from tying the top time in program history.
For the men's 4x1, the team of Bless Amedoadzi (Boston, Mass.), Garth Miriyoga (Johannesburg, South Africa), Dom Nda (Pittsfield, Mass.), and Stefan Powell (Hyde Park, Mass.) posted a combined time of 41.94 seconds to break the program record once again. They also captured a first-place finish with that time as well. The men's 4x400-meter relay team also picked-up a first-place finish of-their-own. Patrick Boua (Pittsfield, Mass.), Adrian Higgins (Milton, Mass.), Piragis, and Powell tripped the sensor with a time of 3:29.70 to beat out SUNY Oneonta by almost one second.
In the women's 200-meter dash Olivia Burnes (Paxton, Mass.) notched a third- place finish as she crossed the finish line with a time of 26.46 seconds. The 4x400-meter relay team of Lexy Bean (Danvers, Mass.), Taylor Driggers (Lisbon, Conn.), Burnes and Jonathas earned a third-place finish with a time of 4:11.70.
Amedoadzi also had a strong showing in singles competition as he finished in sixth place in the 100 with a time of 11.30 seconds. Amedoadzi, Desane, Powell, and Miriyoga finished in order to earn seventh through tenth place in the 200-meter dash with times of 22.98, 23.00, 23.05, and 23.09 respectively.
Prosper Lubega (Watertown, Mass.) closed out the 400-meter hurdles in fifth place with his time of 59.64 seconds. In the field events, Logan Mitchell (Franklin, Mass.) finished in third in the triple jump with his final distance marked at 41-06.50 feet.
Jason Bigler (Tyngsborough, Mass.) took fourth in the discus throw with his best toss marked at 135-11 feet, while in the Julian Collins (Asheville, N.C.) finish in eighth place in the hammer throw with his best throw marked at 125-04.
The Beacons will travel to Westfield State University on Saturday to compete at the 2017 Little East Conference/New England Alliance Championship meet.