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Davis’ Javelin Record Highlights Day One of the New England Intercollegiate Outdoor Track & Field Championships

May 10, 2024

Shawn Green, Commissioner

Larry Newman, Media Relations

(978) 821-9800

Worcester, MA – Southern Connecticut State’s Jordan Davis kickstarted the 2024 New England Intercollegiate Outdoor Tracks and Field Championships here this morning destroying his old meeting record set last year. The junior, from Wallingford, CT, had three throws that exceeded his previous record, culminating with his final toss of 78.60m | 257 feet, 10 inches. That toss destroyed his previous mark of 74.37m | 244-00, to notch his third consecutive NEICAAA javelin title. Only one of his measurable tosses was below his previous meeting record. His other two allowable throws were his opener 74.55m | 244-07 and his fifth throw of 75.94m | 249-01. In between, he had two fouls on his third and fourth attempts. He now ties Connecticut’s Reid Crawshaw (1959- 1961) as the only Javelin thrower to win three consecutive titles. He is currently ranked # 1 among all NCAA division schools with his all-time Division II record, set last month at the Texas Relays, with a heave of 83.77m | 274-10. Finishing in second place was his teammate, Nevan Burke, with a toss of 67.37. | 221-00.

Twelve other finals for both men and women were contested on this first day of competition. Edward Williams (Central Connecticut State) led all qualifiers in the men’s 110m hurdles. He clocked 14,04 seconds just ahead of Michael Mazzocca (Holy Cross). Mazzocca was second in this event last year. Gavin Fleck (WPI) won the pole vault with a clearance of 5.06m | 16-7 ¾ . Leading qualifier in the men’s 100m was Dakota Jackson (Boston University) who clocked a wind-aided 10.44. The freshman, Nick Martin (Rhode Island) won the closest race of the afternoon defeating David Reynolds (Worcester Polytechnic) by five-hundredths of a second, 14:38.13 to 14:38.18.

In the women’s 100mH qualifying, Virsavia Goretoy (Rhode Island) led the field in 13.92, only competitor under 14-seconds, while Ella MacLean (Southern Connecticut) notched the top qualifying time in the 100m, clocking a wind-legal 11.95. She finished second in last year’s championships. Sophomore Hanna Caiola (Southern Connecticut) led the women’s 400m qualifying field with a 55.70 clocking. Junior Haley Murphy (Holy Cross) captured the top qualifying spot in the women’s 400m hurdles in 1:02.36 while Sophia Filali (Vermont), posted the second fastest qualifying time, 1:04.15. Women’s distance event finals saw Megan Randall (Maine) capture the 5000m in 16:18.53, 26-secons ahead of runner-up, Bryant’s Jasmin Trott. Liz DiStefano (Quinnipiac) ran away with the 10,000 meters, clocking 35:28.49, almost two minutes ahead of the field.

The multi-events will be completed on Saturday, the final day of competition. In the men’s decathlon, last year’s runner-up, Carter Rosewell (Tufts), has a 30-point lead over defending champion Devin Donahue (Rhode Island), 3601 points to 3581. Five events remain today.

Three events remain today in the women’s pentathlon. Madeline Archangelo (Sacred Heart), 2905 points, holds a 39-point lead over last year’s fourth-place finisher, Celia Kulis (Holy Cross) whom has totaled 2866 points thus far. Archangelo is the defending champion.

After the first day, the University of New Hampshire leads in the men’s team scoring with 32 points. They are followed by Southern Connecticut 23, Rhode Island 19, WPI 18 and UMass Amherst 13. Women’s team scoring finds Bryand College leading with 45 ½ points. The Bulldogs lead Maine with 20, Rhode Island with 14 and a tie for fourth between Merrimack and Quinnipiac with 13 apiece.

Saturday’s competition begins at 10:00 am with the 110m hurdles in the men’s decathlon and the long jump in the women’s heptathlon. A total of 16 event finals will take place on Saturday.

Friday’s Men’s Event Champions

Pole Vault Gavin Fleck (WPI) 5.06m | 16-07 ¾

Long Jump Jacky Marescot (New Haven) 7.30m | 23-11 ½

Javelin # Jordan Davis (Southern Connecticut) 78.60m | 257-10

Hammer Throw Liam McGovern (New Hampshire) 61.09m | 200-05

5000m Nick Martin (Rhode Island) 14:38.13

10,000m # Robert Carew (UMass Amherst) 31:01.02

Friday’s Women’s Event Champions

Pole Vault Natasha Frisch (Eastern Connecticut) 3.62 | 11-10 ½

Long Jump Jasmine Hope (Bryant) 6.05 | 19-10 ¼

Javelin Malina Bohlmann (Assumption) 44.22 | 145-01

Hammer Throw # MacKenzie Wilson (Maine) 60.90 | 199-09

5000m Megan Randall (Maine) 16:18.53

10,000m Liz DiStefano (Quinnipiac) 35:28.49

# = defending champion

DATE:                                      Friday/Saturday May 10-11, 2024

MEETING DIRECTOR:        Shawn Green, Commissioner, NEICAAA

                                                 Steve Vaitones, Assistant, USATF-NE

LOCATION:                           Worcester, MA

VENUE:                                   College of the Holy Cross, “Hart Track”


MEDIA NOTES: A small working area will be available to credentialed members of the media at the finish line. Results and team scores will be available in hardcopy and email following the conclusion of the races. Media outlets planning to attend should make contact with Press Liaison, Larry Newman, as noted above. For those media organizations not attending, if you want results sent directly to your news outlet, please advise the press liaison in advance. A complete listing of all athletes and teams will be sent out prior to the championships. Additional press releases will be sent later this week.

CHAMPIONS CORNER: The University of Rhode Island men’s and women’s teams are the defending champions. The Ram’s men posted 111 points last year to defeat runner-up Southern Connecticut (99). Third place went to M.I.T (85). For the women, the Lady Rams posted a total of 92 points, outdistancing UMass Amherst (75) and Northeastern (60. Northeastern hosted the 2023 championships at the Solomon Track in Dedham.

DIRECTOR EMERITIS: The 2023 Outdoor Championships marked the final championship meeting for Irwin Cohen, the long-time Director of the NEICAAA Cross Country, Indoor & Outdoor Championships. Cohen will serve in an advisory role and official this year.

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Larry Newman/New England Track - for the NEICAAA 5/10/2024

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