SNHU Finishes Fifth At 2019 NE10 Outdoor Track & Field Championships At Penmen Stadium

SNHU Women's Track & Field team.


When and Where: May 4, 2019 – Hooksett, N.H. (NE10 Outdoor Track & Field Championships)
Result: Southern New Hampshire University – 5th/12 (64 points)

Senior Ashley Elder (Bristol, Conn.) notched a win in the shot put and the SNHU Women's Track & Field team wound up in fifth place among 12 teams competing in the Northeast-10 Outdoor Championships at Penmen Stadium.

Top Performers:
- Senior Ashley Elder (Bristol, Conn.) won the shot put with a throw of 14.34m.  
- Sophomore Jill Couto (Newton Junction, N.H.) wound up in second place in the 800m run.  Her time of 2:13.95 was a personal best and a new program record for SNHU.
- On Friday, senior Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) had claimed a second place in the long jump at 5.59m, also a personal best/new program record.

All three SNHU relay teams set program records.
- The 4x800 quartet of freshman Olivia Coco (Bedford, N.H.), freshman Ashley Corcoran (East Longmeadow, Mass.), freshman Grace Henson (Cumberland, R.I.) and junior Madison Brand (Valhalla, N.Y.) finished in 9:30.15.  
- The 4x400 team finished in sixth place at 4:00.91 - freshman Zeandrea Ward (Hartford, Conn.), Couto, freshman Meghan Stroh (New Fairfield, Conn.), and Lorenzen.
- The 4x100 team was also sixth in a time of 48.59.  Senior Sydney Blais (Pascoag, R.I.), sophomore Megan Decker (Durham, Conn.), junior Alanna Murphy (Nashua, N.H.) and Lorenzen ran that race.

- Murphy qualified for the finals Friday in both hurdle events.  She finished 5th in the 400 hurdles in 1:05.96, a new personal best/program record.  She also ran seventh in the 100 hurdles in 15.15.
- Brand represented her team in the 3000 meter steeplechase, setting a personal best/program record.  She led most of the race, finishing up in third in 11:16.64, good for six team points.
- Also on Saturday, junior Jalisa Allen (Foxboro, Mass.) set a personal best with a throw of 37.73m in the discus while coming in eighth place.
- Sophomore Maura Coakley (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) ran to a sixth place finish in the 5000m run in 18:20.47.

-The Penmen had picked up 16 points in competition on Friday, including Lorenzen's second place finish in the long jump.  Senior Mary Claffey (Burlington, Conn.) was fourth in the pole vault with a school record 3.15m and freshman Tatyanna Beckford (Orange, N.J.) had a javelin throw of 34.04m.

- The win for Elder was her 10th in a shot put event during the 2018-19 season.  She had finished second in the shot put at last year's Outdoor Championships.
- The fifth-place finish was the best in program history at the Outdoor Championships.  The squad finished in sixth place last year at Southern Connecticut State.
- Stonehill (185 points) was the Outdoor team champion on the women's side for a fourth consecutive season.  Assumption (169) was a close second and Southern Connecticut (83) was third.  Adelphi (73) finished just ahead of SNHU (64).  The Penmen were followed by AIC (62), Franklin Pierce (60), Saint Rose (54) and Merrimack (53).  Also competing were New Haven (26), Bentley (18) and Le Moyne (11).  
- Southern Connecticut State (207 points) won the men's outdoor title for the third consecutive year. 
- On the men's side,  Merrimack finished second (119), followed by Assumption (111), and Stonehill (107). 

What's Next:
The NEICAAA Outdoor Championships will take place May 10-11 at Southern Connecticut State University.  

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