Elder Aces Dartmouth Exam

Elder Aces Dartmouth Exam


When and Where: January 13, 2019 – Hanover, N.H. (Leverone Field House)
Results: 4th of 10 teams (25 points)

Senior Ashley Elder (Bristol, Conn.) won the shot put at the 50th annual Dartmouth Relays Sunday, giving her a fourth win in the event in four meets so far this season.

Elder topped the field with a toss of 14.27m (46' 10").   She also added an eighth place finish in the weight throw, contributing 12 points to SNHU's total of 25.  That was good enough for a fourth-place team finish out of ten schools competiting at the prestigious meet.

Two other members of the team recorded personal best marks in the shot on Sunday.  Junior Jalisa Allen (Foxboro, Mass.) finished 10th with a new mark of 11.17m (36' 7.75") and freshman Tatyanna Beckford (Orange, N.J.) finished with a throw of 10.74m (35' 3").  Beckford finished 14th, just behind teammate Bennie Alula (Hartford, Ct.), who wound up 11th.

Junior Alanna Murphy (Nashua, N.H.) qualified for the 60m hurdles final, finishing 8th in the race with a time of 9.53 seconds.  She had qualified with a 9.52 race.

The SNHU 4x200 relay team of sophomore Megan Decker (Durham, Conn.), freshman Kate Hall (Pawcatuck, Conn.), Murphy and freshman Zeandrea Ward (Hartford, Conn.) set a program indoor record with a time of 1:48.60, good for sixth-place.

The Penmen wound up third in the 4x800 relay with a time of 10:22.51.  Competing on Sunday were sophomore Maura Coakley (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.), freshman Ashley Corcoran (East Longmeadow, Mass.), freshman Grace Henson (Cumberland, R.I.) and freshman Meghan Stroh (New Fairfield, Conn.).

Also earning points for SNHU was an all-freshman 4x400 relay team of Olivia Coco (Bedford, N.H.), Makayla Norton (Dudley, Mass.), Eliza Fandel (Reading, Mass.), and Jordan Woodford (Berkley, Mass.).

- This was the first time that SNHU has taken part in the Dartmouth Relays.  Host Dartmouth won the men's and women's competitions.  The Southern Connecticut State University women came in second place, with the University of Vermont third.  The three-day event included competition among high school programs, college programs, and master athletes.
- Track events are contested on a flat 200-meter track inside Leverone Field House.  

What's Next:
The Penmen are scheduled to compete on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Smith College Pioneer Invitational in Northampton, Mass.

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