Yale Springtime Invitational

Samantha Mathewson

The New Haven women’s track and field team recorded 27 personal bests in their final meet prior to next weekend’s Northeast-10 Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Photo by Samantha Mathewson

Junior Monica Yanez and senior Shraya Manick each established a new UNH women’s track and field record Sunday, April 28, at the Yale Springtime Invitational.

Yanez met a NCAA provisional qualifying standard and topped her own program record in the 400-meter hurdles with a third-place time of 1:02.49 minutes. The junior also ran to a third-place finish with a personal-best time of 14.86 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles.

Junior Ada Udaya recorded first-place times in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes. She reached NCAA automatic qualifying standards in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.76 seconds, also a personal best, and broke the tape with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 11.71 seconds in the 100-meter dash.

Udaya also ran the second leg of the victorious 4×100-meter relay team. She was joined by sophomore Briana Conyers, senior Alissa Howell and freshman Marshae Holt, running a collective time of 47.29 seconds.

Sophomore Ivy Watts also won the 400-meter dash with a time of 57.36 seconds, also a personal best for Watts.

Holt also recorded top-nine finishes and personal bests in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes.

In the field, Manick also recorded a personal best in the discus as a part of a strong day in the throwing events. She posted a 41.81-meter toss in the discus and a 48.49-meter heave in the hammer throw, achieving second place in both. Manick also placed third in the shot put on Sunday with a throw of 11.60 meters.

Freshman Amy Park placed third in the javelin with a personal-best throw of 35.12 meters.

Also excelling field events was sophomore Tiara Mitchell, who claimed first place in the triple jump with a leap of 11.54 meters. Mitchell also finished sixth in the long jump. Howell placed sixth in the triple jump with 10.06 meters, and shared third place with Conyers in the long jump with 5.25 meters.

On the men’s side, the team saw 16 personal bests.

Graduate student David Thomas won two events for the Chargers. Thomas won the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.72 seconds and broke the tape in the 200-meter dash at 21.88 seconds, both NCAA provisional qualifying marks.

Junior Christopher Dannenhoffer set personal bests in both the 200-meter and 400-meter dashes, finishing seventh in the 400-meter race. Sophomore Nazim Roberts-Smith ran the 400-meter dash with an eighth-place time of 51.47 seconds.

Freshman Taylor DenBleyker also reached two personal standards, placing second in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 56.18 seconds.

In distance events, freshman Sean Grady led the way with a fifth-place time of 4:01.02 in the 1,500-meter run. Senior Arnold Lane, freshman Chad Messam and Devin Rose all reached personal bests in the 800-meter dash.

In the field, freshman Jordan Rippe set three personal records in throwing events, led by a third-place heave of 13.22 meters in the shot put. Rippe also had his best collegiate showings in the discus and hammer.

Freshman Ato Pinkrah also set a personal record with a fourth-place mark in the long jump of 5.96 meters.

The Chargers will return to action at the Northeast-10 Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The two-day event will be held at American International College in Springfield on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4.