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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Senior Anderson Emerole and freshman Tiffany Harrison each earned the title of New England Champion Saturday (May 12) after picking up first-place finishes in the men’s 200-meter and women’s 400-meter dashes, respectively, in the final heats of the NEICAAA Championships hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The Hawks track & field teams wrapped up the 2012 outdoor campaign on Saturday afternoon. The Hawk men notched 18 total points at the meet to finish 14th out of 38 scoring teams. The Hawk women took 12th place out of 35 scoring teams, picking up 30.50 total points.
Emerole picked up the men’s 200-meter dash crown while also breaking his own school record with a championship time of 21.45 seconds. Emerole also scored for the Hawks in the 400-meter dash final. The senior notched fourth place in the race with a time of 48.66 seconds.
Harrison won the 400-meter title on the women’s side, stopping the clock at 55.37 seconds. Junior Priscilla Appiagyei took third place in the event, finishing with a time of 56.67 seconds. Harrison also took seventh in the 200-meter final, posting a time of 24.74 seconds.
Harrison was also a part of a pair of relay teams that scored points. The foursome of Kenterra Richardson, Harrison, Merrica Modeste and Stephanie Hanson set the school record in the 4x100-meter relay, rounding the track in 48.31 seconds to take sixth place. The women’s 4x400 team of Harrison, Natalie Bonham, Rebecca Cheatham and Appiagyei earned a fourth-place finish with a 3:51.17 mark.
Sophomore Alisha Beeman added to the point total for the Hawk women as she took fourth in the high jump after clearing a height of 1.60 meters.
The Hartford men also scored in a pair of relay events. The 4x100 relay finished seventh with a time of 42.58 thanks to Ansu Diggs, Emerole, Gario Graham and Rashawn Providence. The 4x800 relay team of Kevin Brandon, Chris Rodriguez, Wayne Lawrence and Bobby Giuliani posted a time of 7:51.29.
Two other Hawks, Andy Chalmers for the men and freshman Sam Crisafulli for the women, contributed school-record times on Sunday. Chalmers set the Hartford record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, posting a time of 9:29.15 to finish 13th. Crisafulli covered the 800-meter run in 2:16.66, more than a full second faster than her previous record.