Men’s Track ‘ Field: Thrower missing from CAA Championships

Men’s Track ‘ Field: Thrower missing from CAA Championships

By Adam Riglian

Moving into a new conference is not an easy transition by any means, especially when opposing teams are down south and the Huskies are freezing in New England.

“We were only outside a few days the whole season and that really hurt us,” said coach Sherman Hart, referring to the chilly spring weather that made his team unable to compete in traditional outdoor track.

Despite this, the team finished fourth at the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championship meet April 21 and April 22, where they were further hampered by the absence of senior thrower Derek Anderson.

“I cannot comment other than that it was a minor incident which led to a short suspension. Unfortunately it affected the conference meet, but it has been dealt with,” Anderson said.

Taking home individual conference titles for the Huskies in their inaugural CAA season were freshman Nate Hunter and sophomore Jack Sherman. Hunter won both the shot put and discus, while Sherman took home the decathlon by nearly 200 points.

Junior Semiu Ali, senior Ricardo Parente and sophomore Bamidele Faboyede rounded out the point scorers in the throwing events, while sophomore Jonathan Watkins and juniors Conrad Dalton and Jose Fernandez all finished fifth in their respective running events.

Following the conference meet the team participated in the Brown Springtime Invitational. The 4×400 relay team (junior Christian Tirella, Dalton, Fernandez and Watkins) won, defeating relay teams from schools like Boston University, Brown University and Bryant. Junior Pole Vaulter Aaron Hill was the only Husky to win an individual event, although only part of the team competed in this meet.

The men now set their sights on the next major meet of the season, the IC4A championships.

Coach Hart said he is optimistic about the big meet.

“I think Nate Hunter will have a great day and the men’s 4×400 might do something special,” he said.

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