Over 380 Compete in NHTI / Delta Dental 5K
The 11th Annual NHTI / Northeast Delta Dental 5K, held on campus last Friday, attracted 384 runners despite the iffy weather. The male winner was US Olympic Nordic skier Justin Freeman with a time of 15:26. The female winner was Christin Doneski at 18:03. Heather (Searles) Mahoney, former NHTI cross country runner and 2008 USCAA champion was the second place female, just seconds off the pace at 18:11. The top male NHTI runner was Greg Keilig, 14th at 18:10. The top NHTI woman was Brindi Schroeder, 22nd woman at 24:23.
Funds from the NHTI/NEDD 5K will continue to flow into the Jen Kemp Memorial Scholarship Fund for some time to come. Campus Comments will publish an update when a final figure becomes available.
The NHTI women's softball team continued their unbroken spring streak with a sweep of the Seawolves on Saturday April 18. NHTI’s pitcher Tori Lemay picked up both wins of the doubleheader. Lemay threw a combined 13 innings, faced 44 batters, and only allowed six hits, one earned run, and totaled 20 strikeouts.
The Lynx offense was locked in during game one as they scored a total of 14 runs over six innings of play. NHTI’s first six batters, Masha Lange (Plaistow), Jenna Beaulieu (Troy, left), Kate Andritz (Groveton, right), Joardyn Douillette (Penacook), Alexandra Pellerin (Manchester), and Courtney Gilman (Penacook) went a combined 16-for-25 with five doubles, two triples, 10 runs, and 11 rbi. In the top of the sixth as part of a nine-run inning, Alexis Lievens (Manchester) hit a solo homerun to round out the Lynx offense.
In game two action, the Lynx were led by Lange who hit for the cycle, scored two runs and had two rbi. Lindsey Hampson (Manchester) went 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.
With the sweep, the Lynx improved to 12-2 on the season.
Meanwhile the men's baseball team, also facing the Seawolves, split a doubleheader. In game one action NHTI held off conference foe SMCC to win 4-1. Brady Wentworth (Penacook) went 2-for-3, including a double in the first to spark the Lynx offense. Tyler Thorgerson (Manchester, right) threw five strong innings, allowing two hits and no runs to earn the win. NHTI scored on a Chris Gauss (Pembroke) rbi groundout in the fourth, and plated three more in the fifth on a Steven Levasseaur (Rochester) rbi double, a Brian Shea (Manchester) sacrifice fly, and an unearned run to seal the victory.
In game two the Seawolves returned the favor by defeating the Lynx 4-1.
Ben Wentworth (Northfield, left) had a great day defensively for NHTI, recording a combined six putouts in left field throughout both games.
With the split, the Lynx improve to 7-7 on the season.