Men’s Track ‘ Field: Field athletes top at Solomon

Men’s Track ‘ Field: Field athletes top at Solomon

By Adam Riglian

The countdown is four days until the men and women’s track ‘ field season culminates in the one meet that matters: the CAA Championship this weekend.

Northeastern qualified for the CAA Championship in its final meet before the competition, racing at home in the Bernard Solomon Invitational Saturday. The Huskies scored victories in four events at the final home meet.

Freshman Adrian Li took home the high jump with a height of 6 feet, 6 inches, while senior captain Christian Tirella nipped at his heels, taking second with a 6-foot, 4-inch jump.

Fellow freshman Jordan Thull continued his strong performance in the pole vault, taking the event with a height of 16 feet, .75 inches. Sophomore Dan Anderson came in second with a height of 14 feet, 6 inches and injury-riddled veteran Jack Sherman came in with a height of 14 feet.

Sherman, a junior who missed significant time after an emergency appendectomy in January, came back strong to win the 110-meter hurdles in 15.66 seconds, a move which puts him back into conference title contention.

“Conrad [Dalton], Christian, Jack, our throwers, they all seem to be in good shape [for the CAA Championship],” said head coach Sherman Hart. “I think we are ready now, especially with Jack back. Christian and Conrad are in good shape in the 200 and high jump – we’re very confident.”

Sophomore Nate Hunter added the team’s fourth victory in the shot put with a toss of 55 feet, 2.25 inches.

The team will travel down to James Madison for the two-day championship meet.

“I think it’s going to be a four-way race between us, William ‘ Mary, VCU and I think UNC [Wilmington] has a slight edge,” Hart said.

Hart added the chilly weather, which has plagued spring sports all season, may finally work to the team’s advantage.

“Hopefully the weather has some adverse effects on them,” he said. “We are used to 59 to 60 degrees, they aren’t.”

Leave a Reply