Chargers Competed at the Tribe Invite

Samantha Mathewson

The Men’s and Women’s Track and Field team traveled to Williamsburg Va. to kick off their outdoor season.

Photo provided by Samantha Mathewson

The Tribe Invitational was held at The College of William and Mary Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23.

Senior Shraya Manick and freshman Jordan Rippe started the meet off Friday by competing in the hammer throw. Manick placed fourth overall with a throw of 45.05 meters.

Saturday, sophomore Ada Udaya, won both the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.74 seconds and the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.84 seconds, attaining NCAA provisional qualifying standards in both sprints.

Also on the women’s side, sophomore Brianna Conyers won the triple jump with a leap of 12.20 meters, and placed third in the long jump with a distance of 5.34 meters.

Sophomore Tiara Mitchell placed third in the triple jump at 11.35 meters, and senior Alissa Howell placed eighth with a leap of 10.87 meters. In the long jump, Howell posted a jump of 5.09 meters and Mitchell leapt 4.88 meters.

Also in the field, freshman Victoria Rozumek placed fourth with a height of 1.61 meters. Manick added a toss of 35.03 meters in the discus, and freshman Amy Park placed ninth in the javelin with a heave of 33.23 meters and posted a distance of 9.46 meters in the shot put.

On the track, Conyers placed second in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.56 seconds. Conyers and Udaya were also members of two different 4 x 100 meter relay teams. Udaya, along with junior Monica Yanez, freshman Marsha’e Holt and Howell placed fourth overall with a time of 48.59 seconds. The B team consisted of Conyers, senior Meredith O’Connor, freshman Jasmine Belcher and sophomore Ivy Watts, who placed eighth overall with a time of 51.46 seconds.

In sprint events, the Chargers also got a seventh-place finish in the 400-meter dash from Ivy Watts (Waltham, Mass./Waltham), who crossed the finish line in 59.78 seconds. Meredith O’Connor added a ninth-place time of 16.28 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles, and Yanez finished sixth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:06.08.

The 4 x 400-meter relay team placed seventh overall with a time of 4:04.17 minutes. The team consisted of Yanez, Watts, Blecher and Holt.

In the distance events, Bridget Faria (East Meadow, N.Y./East Meadow) led in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:38.09. Samantha Mathewson (Ballson Lake, N.Y./Shenendehowa) placed the Chargers in the 1500-meter run at 5:15.49 and Danielle Sorrentino (Staten Island, N.Y./Port Richmond) completed the 3000-meter run in 11:32.26.

Senior David Thomas led the men’s side winning three events, the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes and the long jump. He won the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.55 seconds and the 200-meter dash at 21.31 seconds. He won the long jump with an NCAA provisional mark of 7.15 meters.

Also in the field events, freshman Ato Pinkrah placed 10th in the triple jump with a distance of 12.41, and Rippe threw again in the shot put and placed third with a throw of 12.44 meters.

Thomas was also a member of New Haven’s top relay team along with freshmen Jamaal James and Pinkrah, and sophomore Joseph Kingston to finish third in the 4×100-meter relay with a time of 43.67 seconds.

Two 4×400-meter relay teams ran. James, freshman Chad Messam, Kingston, and freshman Devin Rose placed seventh with a time of 3:30.18. The second team consisting of senior Arnold Lane, sophomore Ryan Parris, freshman Sean Grady, and senior Marvin Azor placed 10th with a time of 3:37.59.

Parris also ran the 800-meter run and finished with a time of 2:04.95, and Grady posted a time of 4:06.31 in the 1500-meter run.

Grady returned to run in the 3000-meter run and finished with a time of 9:05.62.

New Haven continues the outdoor season next Saturday, March 30, at the UConn Spring Invitational.