Men’s T&F earn 2nd at NE-10 Championships, women’s team 6th


Photo courtesy of Charger Bulletin/Neva Bostic.

Jordany Dely at the Northeast-10 Championships, Boston, Feb. 17, 2023.

All season, New Haven men’s track and field athlete Jordany Dely has made his presence known. Steadily collecting top three finishes all winter, Dely lined up in the blocks at the Northeast-10 (NE-10) Championship with 60 meters of hurdles in front of him and gold in his eyes.

When the gun sounded, Dely exploded ahead of the pack. Just 8.23 seconds later, he crossed the finish line to earn the top spot on the podium. His teammate, Jordan Emile, finished just behind him, earning silver in the event.

It set the tone for a program-best performance for the men, who finished in second for the first time since becoming a varsity sport in 2008. It was also the most points the program ever scored in the meet.

The team finished with 10 medals overall, including Dely’s gold and Emile’s silver, while Cole Parker and Kenneth Holland finished second and third respectively in the long jump. Jonathan Cineus, Dely and Rutchler Louis earned second, third and fourth in the triple jump.

Dely was not finished yet, taking home a bronze medal in the high jump to give him his third podium finish at the championships. Jason Lorent earned a bronze in the 60m dash, while Ryan Williams took home bronze in the 400m. Parker then earned his second medal of the meet, securing bronze in the men’s heptathlon. Finally, New Haven wrapped up the event with a strong second place finish in the men’s 4x400m, earning them the silver medal and pushing the Chargers to a second place finish.

On the women’s side, the team was led by Molly Clark in the pole vault where she finished with a silver medal. Kristen Washington earned two bronze medals of her own in the long and triple jumps, rounding out the team’s top-three finishes.

A pair of solid performances in the 4x800m and the distance medley relay races also gave the Chargers some much needed points, as they posted fourth and fifth place finishes respectively.

The team now looks forward to the SCSU Last Chance Meet on Feb. 25, before they head outdoors for the spring season. More information can be found at