Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

Six compete in Randall Tyson Invitational

The Northeastern women’s track team sent six athletes to compete in the Randall Tyson Invitational held at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville this weekend.

The Huskies came home with two top-10 finishes in the nationally-competitive meet.

Senior Laura Chmielewski tied for sixth with a season-best height in the pole vault (13 feet, .25 inches). Junior thrower Zara Northover placed eighth in the shot put with a distance of 50 feet, 8 inches.

Both Chmielewski and Northover have had prior success at the Tyson Invitational. In 2003, Chmielewski placed sixth while setting the university record for the pole vault. Northover competed in her first NCAA championship as a freshman in 2003 at the Tyson track.

Other Huskies placed in the meet, including senior Jordine Kimbrel, who came in 21st in the 60-meter dash (7.62). Sophomores Alison Warren and Charity Briggs placed 44th and 49th, respectively, in the 400-meter run. Sophomore Tremaine Shaw placed 41st in the 60-meter hurdles.

– Nate Owen, News correspondent

Senior thrower has snapped five-meet win streak

Senior Derek Anderson’s five-meet win streak ended Saturday at the Randall Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. Anderson finished second behind sophomore Garrett Johnson of Florida State, who threw nearly 67 feet, but still looked impressive with one of his best throws of the season at a distance of 61, feet 3.5 inches.

Anderson beat throwers from other top national teams, including Auburn, Texas and Florida. However, he fell four inches short of breaking his own school record of 61 feet, 7 inches.

Freshman Nate Hunter turned in a strong performance with his best throw of the season (53 feet, 4.25 inches). He finished 13th in the meet. No other men’s track team members competed, choosing instead to rest for the upcoming meet.

The Huskies will compete next in the New England Championships on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 at Boston University. – Adam Riglian, News correspondent

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