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NEWMAC Student-Athletes Compete on Opening Day of NEWMAC Championships

NEWMAC Student-Athletes Compete on Opening Day of NEWMAC Championships

GENEVA, Ohio - The 2019 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Track and Field Championships saw strong performances from New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) student-athletes.

In the long jump, MIT's Yorai Shaoul was the national-runner up with a mark of 24-11 (7.57m), while teammate Alex Reduker came in third with a leap of 24-8.25 (7.52m), as both student-atheletes earned All-America accolades. 

Four student-athletes competed in the javelin, as Smith's Katy McClellan lead the way with a fifth place finish and a throw of 138-06 (42.23), followed by Springfield's Carley Moyher in eighth place with a mark of 135-02 (41.20m) for All-America honors. Wheaton's Cathryn MacGregor took 11th with a throw of 132-01 (40.27m) and the Pride's Samantha Liberty in 20th with a mark of 118-06 (36.11m).

Two student-athletes competed in the pole vault, led by MIT's Kari Stromhaug with a mark of 12-05.5 (3.80), finishing eighth to earn All-America accolades. WPI's Carley Dykstra was tied for 12th, clearing 12-03.50 (3.75m). 

Coast Guard's Ben Zarlengo finished 12th in the discus with a heave of 154-9 (47.16m), while the Bears' Leilani Salang, the 2019 NEWMAC Field Athelte of the Year, took 10th in the discus with a throw of 136-4 (41.56m). 

Wellesley's Grace Cowles finished fourth in the prelimanary heat to advance to Saturday's finals. Cowles' time was the eighth fastetst overall in 10:56.29.

Springfield's Tyler Hansen posted a time of 21.82 in heat one of the 200-meter dash, which placed him 12th overall, while WPI's Antoine Harris finished 17th with a time of 22.27 in the third heat.