Track Teams Break Five Records at America East Championships
More records fell as the University of Hartford track and field teams competed in the 2012 America East Championships this past weekend.
On Saturday, sophomore Megan Barry set a new school record in the women's 10,000-meter run, covering the distance in 37 minutes, 53.11 seconds. Barry broke her own record in the event by nearly 40 seconds.
The men's squad also broke a school record on the championship’s first day as Erik Quitzau posted a time of 15.66 in the 110-meter hurdles. Senior Cody Adamson also topped the previous Hartford best, stopping the clock at 15.89 seconds.
The women notched four school records Sunday, while the men registered one more.
Sophomore Alisha Beeman cleared a height of 1.66 meters on her second attempt at the height to notch second place in the event. Two other competitors also cracked the 1.66-meter mark, but did so on their third attempts to tie for third. Beeman set the school mark with her jump, breaking the previous school best of 1.65 meters.
In the heptathlon, senior Nicolle Adams accumulated 4,237 points in the multis event, bettering the school mark by 19 points.
Freshman Tiffany Harrison took fourth place in the 400-meter dash, turning in a school-record time of 55.89 seconds.
The quartet of Sam Crisafulli, Jennifer Flores, Megan Barry, and Sarah Cavalear finished eighth in the 4x800 relay with a school-best time of 9:32.68.
On the men’s side, sophomore Kyle Cholewa claimed a school record with a toss of 13.52 meters in the discus throw.