Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

Former Husky captain signs pro contract

The hockey season may have ended, but the skates of Northeastern team captain Chuck Tomes are still red hot.

The senior defenseman is logging more ice time after signing with the Columbia Inferno of the Eastern College Hockey League (ECHL) on March 8. He made his debut on March 10 against the Florida Everblades in Estero, Fla.

“The NHL is a longshot from the Eastern league,” NU coach Greg Cronin said. “But it gives kids a good opportunity to see what professional hockey is like.”

The native of Windham, N.H., Tomes played 114 games during his Husky career, totaling four goals and 11 assists. Tomes played in all 32 games during his senior season, which ended on Mar. 4 against Boston University, and had a 2-5-7 scoring line.

The defenseman joins former teammate Pat Noonan on the Inferno roster.

– Matt Foster, News Staff

Women’s track take second in final indoor meet

The Northeastern women’s track team placed second out of the 50 teams that competed in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship last week at the Reggie Lewis Center.

The Huskies scored 49 points, 16 behind first place Georgetown University. Notable performers included senior sprinter Jordine Kimbrel, who became the first Husky to ever run the indoor 200-meter dash in under 24 seconds. Kimbrel finished first with a time of 23.93 seconds. She also took third in the 60-meter dash, helping her contribute 16 points to Northeastern’s total.

Junior thrower Zara Northover continued her strong performance in the indoor season, finishing first in the shot put with a distance of 52 feet, 4 inches. The win was her third ECAC shot put title in three years.

Senior Laura Chmielewski took second in the pole vault with a height of 12 feet 11 inches. Junior middle distance runner Erin Ballard came in fourth in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:54.13. Northeastern will compete this weekend at the Ram Invitational in Richmond, Va.

– Nate Owen, News Correspondent

Two school records set at IC4A

The men’s track team competed twice over Spring Break, in the IC4A Championships March 4 and March 5, and in the NCAA Championship meet March 10.

Two school records were broken at the IC4A meet, one by senior Derek Anderson, the other by sophomore Jack Sherman. Anderson threw the shot put 62 feet, 6.5 inches, breaking his own school record. Sherman’s record was set in the heptathlon, scoring 4,971 points.

Overall, the team finished 18th in the IC4A meet, with a total of 15 points. Anderson and freshman Nate Hunter finished second and eighth respectively in the shot put, while Sherman picked up six points in the heptathlon.

The men’s indoor season ended at the NCAA Championship. Anderson was the only Husky to qualify, but fouled out.

The Huskies’ outdoor season will begin March 17 at either the Ram Invitational or the Hurricane Invitational.

– Adam Riglian, News Correspondent

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