Distance medley relay team sets school record

By Tory Igoe, news staff

The Huskies found themselves competing on two different battlegrounds this past weekend. On Saturday, athletes traveled to South Bend, Indiana, to compete at Notre Dame in the Alex Wilson Invitational. The following day, the Huskies competed at Harvard University in the USA Track and Field New England.

Despite the few athletes in competition due to the off-week, freshman Cameron Kunde, sophomores Marc Rienas and Chris Jewett and senior Paul Duffey broke the distance medley relay school record at the Alex Wilson Invitational with a time of 9 minutes, 37.56 seconds.

I am extremely happy that this group of guys has broken the school record,” head coach Cathrine Erickson said. “They have worked hard and to have a guy like Paul Duffey on the anchor is amazing.”

With these overwhelming achievements in mind, Northeastern topped off the weekend by having freshmen David Adams, Brandon Moorer and Anthony Roderick give notable performances at USA Track and Field New England in the 200 meter dash. Freshman Janaia Skibitcky gave a strong performance in the long jump to conclude the weekend.

Taking this past weekend to recuperate from a season of innumerable invitationals, the Huskies find themselves ready to compete at Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships this upcoming weekend.

“Since we are training hard most of the year, the athletes only get a few chances to taper and feel good,” Erickson said.

Moving forward into championship period, the Huskies must continue their admirable effort this past season while also working to improve. With the best-of-the-best convening in Boston next weekend, the men’s and women’s track and field teams will meet their match.

“I am looking forward to seeing how things come together as this is the first step in preparing for the CAA outdoor championships,” Erickson said. “I have seen some great things come together in practices.”

Carrying on into the final meets of the season, the Huskies continue to make Northeastern proud.

Photo courtesy Jim Pierce, Northeastern Athletics

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