May 9, 2014

Masters Just Misses Pole Vault Record on Day 1 at N.E. Championships

WESTFIELD, Mass.-Sophomore Monet Masters just missed breaking her own school record in the pole vault to lead the Coast Guard women's track and field team on day one of the 2014 New England Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Westfield State University.

Masters vaulted 11 feet, 1.75 inches falling just short of her previous school record of 11 feet, 2 inches, set last week at the Division III New England Championship. Also competing at the Championships was freshman Caitlin Piker whose throw of 116 feet, 9 inches was good for 18th in the javelin competition.

Senior Adam Scalesse qualified first in the 110 meter hurdles and fifth in the 400 meter hurdles to lead the Coast Guard men's track and field team on day one of the 2014 New England Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Westfield State University.

Scalesse ran a time of 14.32 seconds in the 110 hurdles to lead the field by 0.5 seconds, qualifying first for tomorrow's finals. He also ran a time of 53.87 seconds in the 400 hurdles to qualify fifth in that event.

Senior Thomas Bondurant placed 12th in the hammer throw with a best toss of 170 feet, 1 inch. Juniors James Dawkins and Ben Hannon ran times of 49.84 seconds and 22.51 seconds in the 400- and 200-meter, respectively.

The 2014 New England Outdoor Track and Field Championships continue with day two tomorrow, once again at Westfield State.

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