George Davis Invitational

Samantha Mathewson

The University of New Haven’s men and women’s track and field team competed at the George Davis Invitational hosted by University of Massachusetts Lowell.

A Charger Athletics photo.

On the men’s side, graduate student David Thomas won two events along with nine other members of the UNH men’s track and field team, which turned in top-10 finishes at the Invitational.

Thomas won both the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.93 seconds and the long jump with distance of 6.80 meters. Thomas also finished second in the triple jump with a leap of 13.23 meters.

Right behind Thomas in the triple jump was freshman Ato Pinkrah with a personal best mark outdoors and a third-place mark of 13.00 meters.

Freshman Jamaal James ran the 400-meter dash for the first time in his career and placed 10th with a time of 49.60 seconds. Freshman Taylor DenBleyker competed in the 110-meter hurdles for the first time and came in fifth-place with a time of 16.15 seconds.

In the 4×400-meter relay, the team of James, Thomas, freshman Devin Rose and junior Christopher Dannenhoffer placed second with a time of 3:29.61 minutes. The UNH team who finished fourth with a time of 3:33.85 minutes consisted of freshman Chad Messam, senior Marvin Azor, sophomore Ryan Parris and freshman John Landi.

Freshman Sean Grady led the distance runners with a time of 1:56.97 minutes in the 800-meter run, breaking the two-minute mark for the first time in his career.

On the women’s side, sophomore Briana Conyers won the triple jump as one of the 20 top-eight finishes for UNH.

Conyers won the triple jump with a leap of 11.67 meters. She was followed by fourth-place finisher, sophomore Tiara Mitchell, with a distance of 11.22 meters. In the long jump, Conyers placed seventh at 5.02 meters and Senior Alissa Howell finished in eighth with a mark of 5.02 meters.

Also in the field, freshman Victoria Rozumek placed fourth in the high jump, clearing 1.50 meters. Senior Shraya Manick placed third in both the discus and the hammer. She hurled the discus 39.41 meters and threw 46.97 meters. Freshman Amy Park placed eighth in the javelin with a throw of 33.09 meters.

On the track, sophomore Ivy Watts led the Chargers with a second-place time of 58.69 seconds in the 400-meter dash. Freshman Jazmin Belcher placed eighth at 1:01.92.

Sophomore Monica Yanez finished second in the 100-meter high hurdles, running a time of 15.58 seconds; senior Meredith O’Connor finished behind Yanez in sixth place with a time of 15.98 seconds. Yanez also finished fifth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:05.07 minutes.

Freshman Marsha’e Holt finished fourth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.57 seconds and placed sixth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.97 seconds.

The 4×400-meter relay team of Watts, Belcher, Holt and sophomore Samantha Mathewson finished fourth with a time of 4:10.67. The foursome of Conyers, Holt, Belcher and Howell placed sixth with a time of 51.34 seconds in the 4×100-meter relay.

In distance events, Mathewson finished sixth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at 12:17.18 minutes, and sophomore Danielle Sorrentino placed eighth in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 19:33.45 minutes.

The Chargers return to competition on Saturday, April 20, at the Larry Ellis Invitational hosted by Princeton University.