SNHU Track & Field Competes At New England Championships

Megan Decker runs with baton.


When and Where: May 10-11, 2019 – New England Outdoor Championships - NEICAAA (New Haven, Conn.- Southern Connecticut State)
Result: Southern New Hampshire University – NTS

Several members of the SNHU women's track and field team headed to Southern Connecticut State University and the New England Championships. Sophomore Megan Decker (Durham, Conn.) ran a new program record in the 100m and set a personal best in the 200m.

Decker ran a 12.49 in the prelims for the 100m, finishing in 14th place.  That's the fastest 100m in the short history of the SNHU program.  Decker also turned in her best 200m run in the prelims, running a 25.63 and finishing in 15th place.  She did not qualify for the finals. 

Freshman Meghan Stroh (New Fairfield, Conn.) ran a personal best of 59.39 seconds in the 400m prelims, finishing in 17th place.

Other participants:
- Freshman Zeandrea Ward (Hartford, Conn.) ran a 1:00.95 in the 400m prelims, finishing 22nd.
- Sophomore Jill Couto (Newton Junction, N.H.) competed in the 800m race on Saturday, finishing 13th in 2:15.01.
- Junior Alanna Murphy (Nashua, N.H.) competed in the sprint hurdles prelims- running a 15.33 in the 100 (18th place) and 1:07.23 in the 400 (24th).
- Freshman Ashley Corcoran (East Longmeadow, Mass.) wound up in 25th place in the 400 hurdles in 1:08.23.
- Freshman Theresa Spear (Westerly, R.I.) was 22nd in the shot put with a throw of 10.57m.


Dartmouth College won the women's meet with a score of 107, followed by Rhode Island (74), UMass/Amherst (62), Quinnipiac (53) and host Southern Connecticut (42).  The SCSU men's team finished as New England Champions, edging Rhode Island 112-109 for the title.

What's Next:
Senior Ashley Elder will compete in the shot put and discus on Sunday at the Mount Olive Last Chance Qualifier in Mount Olive, N.C.

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