April 14, 2012

Two Records Fall at Solomon Invitational

DEDHAM, Mass. – Track and Field had another strong Saturday of performances as two records fell on the men's side, while Jacqueline Conway matched her program record in the pole vault to earn another top-5 finish at the 2012 Northeastern University Solomon Invitational.

Conway launched her way to a height of 8-00.00 feet for the second straight week, which continues to rank amongst the top marks in the Little East Conference. 

On the men's side Kebba Nasso (Attleboro, Mass.) added another record to resume as he set a new program standard in the 400 meter dash.  With a time of 48.58 seconds, the freshman defeated 23 other competitors to take first in the event.

Nasso would then be joined by Hamza Abdul (Chelsea, Mass.), Henry Morales (Chelsea, Mass.), and Jake Kerin (Quincy, Mass.) as the four sprinters set the program record in the 4x400 meter relay Together they posted a third place finish with a time of 3:24.18, which broke the original mark by more than four seconds. 

As the afternoon continued Xhulio Uruci (Newton, Mass.) would earn a seventh place finish in the 1,500 meter run with his time of 4:09.08, which was his second fastest time of the outdoor season.  Alessandra Fiallos (Derby, Conn.) then sprinted her way to a sixth place finish with a time of 17.78 seconds in the 100 meter hurdles.

In the men's 110 meter hurdles Morales placed third with a time of 16.33 seconds while Andre Malcolm (Cambridge, Mass.) finished in eighth place with a time of 18.26 seconds.  The 400 meter dash had Ari Leao (New Bedford, Mass.) lead the women's squad with her time of 1:02.45.  After Nasso's first place time, Abdul crossed the finish line with a time of 53.89 seconds.

Samara Faustin (Boston, Mass.) then posted a top-10 finish in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.77 seconds.  Behind her were Conway (15.20) and Mari Littleton (15.34).  The men's 100 meter dash had Norbert Simon (Chelsea, Mass.) leading the way for the Beacons with his time of 11.89 seconds.  Brandon Couloute (Shelton, Mass.) was the next Beacon to cross the finish line in the event with his time of 12.25 seconds.  After him was Lenford Coote (Brooklyn, N.Y.) with his time of 12.70 seconds, followed by Chhenlee Ly (Leominster, Mass.) with his time of 12.83 seconds.  From there it was Willie Francois (Roslindale, Mass.) with his time of 14.32 seconds and Joshua Mojica with his final time of 14.43 seconds.

The 800 meter run saw Littleton post a time of 2:33.56, while Kerin recorded a time of 2:00.49, followed Uruci who crossed the finish line with a time of 2:03.20.  Morales led the Beacons in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 59.19 seconds (7th).  Faustin and Leao would then post the top-2 times in the 200 meter dash on the women's side as Faustin recorded a time of 26.27 seconds, while Leao earned a time of 27.56 seconds.  For the men's team Simon finished with a team-best 23.28 seconds, while Mojica closed out the heat with a time of 24.80 seconds. 

Moving into the field events Carl Joseph (Brockton, Mass.) recorded another first place finish in the high jump with his final height of 6-06.00 feet.  Tylor Hart (Newton, Mass.) finished tied for fifth with a mark of 6-00.00 feet.  Abdul then leaped his way to a final distance of 19-11.75 feet in the long jump. 

Brittany Moore would then earn the top finishes for the Beacons in the discus throw (98-03).  Anitra Kloczewiak (Newton, Mass.) nearly added her name to the record board as she finished just three inches shy of the record in the hammer throw with her toss of 106-02 feet. 

Nasso would lead the Beacons in the javelin throw with a distance of 146-08, followed by Kirby Cole's (Shrewsbury, Mass.) throw of 135-01 feet. 

Track and Field returns to action in two weeks when they compete at the Little East Conference/New England Championship meet held at Westfield State University.  Start time for the meet is scheduled 10 a.m.