Anderson breaks own dicus record in last home meet

By Adam Riglian

For one weekend a year, Boston turns away from major American sports and focuses on the relatively small world of competitive running with the Boston Marathon. In the midst of that excitement the Northeastern men’s track team hosted the Soloman Husky Invitational.

The men’s team won seven individual events at one of their few home meets. Senior Derek Anderson again broke a school record, hurling the discus 197 feet 3 inches, breaking the record he set last week of 194 feet 5 inches. Freshmen Nate Hunter pulled off a win in the shot put, throwing 51 feet .75 inches. The Huskies also received a field win from freshman Dan Anderson in the pole vault.

Getting wins in running events were sophomore Jack Sherman in the 110-meter hurdles, sophomore Jonathan Watkins in the 200-meter and freshman Cord Parks in the 100-meter. The strong sprint performances carried over to the relays as the Huskies picked up the victory in the 4×100 meter relay.

Coach Hart has repeatedly said all meats have been in preparation for the big one, next weeks Colonial Athletic Association championships meet at Virginia Comonwelath University in Newport News, Va.

“This is a very competitive conference,” said senior captain Christian Tirella. “It’s not going to be a walk in the park, but I feel that when this weekend rolls around our guys are going to be very prepared for whatever events they have to do.”

The CAA Outdoor Championship meet is run on April 21-April 22 in Richmond, Va.

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