NAC Athletes Compete at DIII New England Track & Field Championships

Track & Field student athletes representing three North Atlantic Conference (NAC) schools - Northern Vermont-Lyndon, Husson, and Thomas - competed at the NCAA Division III New England Outdoor Track & Field Championship on the campus of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts last weekend.

Two-time NAC javelin champion and Senior Scholar Athlete Abby Salvadore had the best finish on the women's side, landing in fifth place with a 40.02 meter javelin throw. This was the best showing of the season for Salvadore, who won the NAC Championship with a 36.24 meter mark the previous weekend. She currently sits in 28th place in all of Division III.

Competing in the decathlon for just the second time in his career, Husson's Cayd Wortman set six personal records in ten events and racked up 6,016 points by the end of the two-days of competition. He led all ten competitors after the first day, and finished in second-place overall, which leaves him ranked 29th in the country. The sophomore earned three first place wins on the track in the 100-meter dash (11.50 seconds), 400-meter dash (51.56 seconds), and the 110-meter hurdles (15.51 seconds), with personal bests in all three events. Wortman also had personal record performances in shot put (10.53 meters), the 1500-meter run (4:41.98), and javelin (45.72 meters). 

Dominic Laptiste of Husson also scored at the meet, achieving seventh place with a 6.67 meter mark in the long jump.

Find the complete results here.

The top 20 men and top 22 women in the the nation qualify for the NCAA DIII Track & Field National Championships, to be held in Geneva, Ohio, May 23rd through 25th.

NAC Track & Field Performances at New England Champs

Student Athlete School Event Result (place)
Devon Davis Thomas 200-meter dash

22.92 (25)

Devon Davis Thomas 400-meter dash

50.04 (11)

Jarrod Ottman Thomas 3000-meter steeplechase

9:52.71 (11)

Andrew Peterson, Devon Davis, Shaynen Schofield, Alex Thompson Thomas 4 x 100-meter relay 44.68 (18)
Shaynen Schofield, Alex Thompson, Harrison Mosher, Devon Davis Thomas 4 x 400-meter relay 3:40.64 (23)
Jarrod Hooper, Jarrod Ottman, Alister Piccini, Josh Crocker Thomas 4 x 800-meter relay 8:38.42 (12)
Kyanti Blyden Husson high jump

1.83 meters (14)

Dominic Laptiste Husson long jump

6.67 meters (7)

Alvaro Valls Husson triple jump

12.76 meters (15)

Jeff Ward Husson javelin throw

48.92 meters (14)

Justin Martin Husson javelin throw

42.81 meters (16)

Cayd Wortman Husson decathlon

6016 points (2)

Leah Desjardins Husson 100-meter dash

12.66 (16)

Amber Beaulieu, Allison Hughes, Ellie Michaud, Faith Beaulieu Thomas 4 x 100-meter relay 55.13 (27)
Amber Beaulieu, Allison Hughes, Faith Beaulieu, Lindsey Weeks Thomas 4 x 400-meter relay 4:42.57 (26)
Natalie Corrigan, Allison Hughes, Audrey Kimball, Marleen Ramirez Thomas 4 x 800-meter relay 12:16.13
Lilly Friars Thomas discus throw

33.82 meters (18)

Maddie Wing Husson javelin throw

28.21 meters (18)

Abby Salvadore NVU-Lyndon javelin throw

40.02 meters (5)