Eight university athletes earn NE-10 conference honors

As the school kicked off the spring semester, New Haven saw some of their players from men’s basketball and both men’s and women’s track and field teams come away with weekly NE-10 conference honors. It was a tremendous all-around week for New Haven athletics, bringing everything from new school records to undefeated stretches.

Sophomore sprinter/jumper Nathaniel Peters was named the NE-10 Track Athlete of the Week after setting two personal bests in the 600-meter run at the Ramapo College Opener and a 6.72-meter jump at the William Sutherland Invitational. Peters came home with medals in each event. His time of 1:22:16 at the Ramapo Invitational broke Byron Simmons’ school record that has stood since 2017.

The Chargers’ track team also came home with Relay of the Week honors for their 4×400 relay. The team of junior students Ryan Williams, Nile Colson, Jordany Dely and graduate student Blake Jandreau finished second in the Ramapo College Opener with a time of 3:22:21. Their time set an NCAA provisional mark.

The women’s track team saw two of their field athletes sweep conference honors in two meets last week. Graduate student Kristen Washington earned the Field Athlete of the Week honor while freshman Gabrielle Teel was named Field Rookie of the Week.

In their meets last week, Washington came away with top honors in three events and she was a runner-up in a fourth event after winning the triple jump and second in the long jump at the Ramapo opener. Her success continued at the Sutherland Invitational, coming away with first place in the same events and a new season-high 11.76 meters in the triple jump, giving her an NCAA provisional qualification.

Teel also set a new personal best in the triple jump at 11.21 meters, good for second only behind Washington. In the triple jump event at Ramapo, Teel finished in seventh place and also finished seventh in the long jump at the Sutherland.

Graduate guard Quashawn Lane was named NE-10 Player of the Week, the team’s first honor of the season, leading the Chargers to a 2-0 week by beating conference rivals Bentley University and Pace University. In the two games, Lane averaged 19.5 points per game on 51.7 percent shooting from the field.

He finished with a game-high 21 points playing the full game, most notably with a buzzer-beater against Bentley to come away with a huge comeback win in which they were down by as many as 27. He followed his clutch performance with another strong game against Pace with a game-high 18 points, adding on six assists, five rebounds, and five steals.