May 1, 2023
NHTI Track and Field Team Earn First Medal
NHTI Track and Field Team Earns First Medal

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. – At the 2023 United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Invitational competition, NHTI – Concord’s Community College won its first ever medal in Track and Field.

In the women’s events, Natalie Riley placed second in the discus with a new school record throw of 34.41m, and fifth in the shotput hurling the stone 9.72m. Riley’s throws were the best among YSCC schools, making her the first Track and Field conference champion in school history. Hannah Edgerly also set a new school record with a 14th place finish in the 1500m race, clocking in at 6:09.12.

For the men’s events, Jahlen Buckmire set a new school record in triple jump, finishing in 8th place with 11.54m. Elisha Dodenhoff earned 11th place, third in conference competition, in the 800m race with a time of 2:20.19. Jasper Bator finished 15th in the 800m race with a time of 2:26.23. Ryan Gillis completed the 1500m race in 4:54.10, earning 12th place and third in conference competition. Nick Arenstam earned 7th place in javelin with a throw of 34.62m and threw the discus for 25.74m, finishing in 18th place overall and third in conference competition.

“We are thrilled with the results from this year’s USCAA Nationals,” said Ed Winters, NHTI’s athletics director. “Our athletes put in an incredible effort and showcased their talents against tough competition. The records and medal won by our athletes are a testament to their dedication and hard work.”

NHTI is proud of its athletes and their outstanding achievements at the USCAA Nationals. The success of the Track and Field program, in only its second season at NHTI, has gone above and beyond expectations, and NHTI is excited to continue growing the program. Congratulations to all who participated and made history for the school.

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NHTI – Concord’s Community College

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