Both UML Teams 2nd at America East Event
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The UMass Lowell men’s and women’s track teams both finished second at the America East Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
The two-day event concluded Sunday.
Track and field
On the men’s side, Albany was first with 214.5 points, followed by the River Hawks with 132. Third-place New Hampshire had 105.5 points.
On the women’s side, Albany set a meet record with 254 points. UMass Lowell took second with 136.5, followed by Stony Brook with 127.
Graduate student Paul Hogan, a former Burlington High star, defended his America East title in the 5,000 meters. He broke out to a large lead and finished in 14:24.67, more than three seconds faster than the runner-up.
The women’s meet featured co-winners for Most Outstanding Female Field Performer. Albany’s Venique Harris shattered a 25-year-old record in the discus, breaking the mark by 18 feet with a toss of 178 feet, one inch.
She shared the honor with UMass Lowell senior Kerstin Darsney.
Darsney had top-three finishes in three events. She won the triple jump with an effort of 39-11.5, took second in the high jump (5-7) and placed third in the long jump (19-27.5).
Former Lowell High standout Kaley Richards was also a winner.
The UML junior overtook the lead in the 1,500 meters on the final lap to win by just twelve tenths of a second. Richards became the first River Hawk to win the event in conference history. Her winning time was 4:23.53.