Owls Fifth at NAC Championship

Owls Fifth at NAC Championship

Weston, MA - (Regis College)

The men's track and field contingent performed up to expectations in Saturday and Sunday's NAC championships as they finished in fifth spot as predicted by the pre-championship poll.  Additionally, they finished 11th of the 18 schools represented in the Combined Championships featuring all NAC, NECC, and GNAC institutions.  Eight men recorded nine personal bests and/or school records in scoring 21 points in outdistancing the teams from NVU-Lyndon and NVU-Johnson.  Kyle Davis (Addison, ME) recorded his bests in the 200m (27.77) and the 800m (2:21.12).  Other personal bests were logged by Devon Maynard (Perham, ME) in the 800m (2:13.38), Matthew Payan (Auburn, NH) in the 400m (56.87), Tyler Beach (Kennetcook, NS) in the javelin (44.00m/144-04), and Allen Stanback (Salem, NJ) in the discus (23.30m/76-05).  Connor Hrynuk broke the school record in the 800m at 2:11.88.  School record performances (also personel bests) were also turned in by Sam Carpenter (New Bedford, MA) in the shot (9.91m/32-06.25) and Paul Kaplan (Embden, ME) in the triple jump (12.01m/39-05).  The 4x400m relay team of Kaplan, Davis, Maynard, and Hrynuk broke the previous school record in clocking a time of 3:50.22.  The 4x 800m relay team of Andrew Hunt (Peterborough, NH), Davis, Maynard, and Hrynuk shattered the previous school record on Saturday at 8:57.30.

The Owls' 21 NAC points were scored by Zach Boyle (Brunswick, ME) in the javelin (44.80m/147-00, second place, 8 points), Beach in the javelin (44.00m/144-04, 6 points), Hunt in the 3000m steeplechase (11:02.44, sixth place, 1 point), the 4x400m relay team of Kaplan, Payan, Hrynuk, and Maynard (fifth place, 2 points), and the 4x800m relay team of Hunt, Davis, Maynard, and Hrynuk (fourth place, 4 points).  Scoring the eight points in the Combined Championship were Boyle (fourth in javelin, 4 points), Beach (fifth in javelin, 2 points) and the 4x800m relay team of Hunt, Davis, Maynard, and Hrynuk (fifth place, 2 points).


Individual results for all participants were:

Allen Stanback (Salem, NJ): shot – 8.75m/28-08.50; discus – 23.30m/76-05

Devon Maynard (Perham, ME): 800m – 2:13.38

Matthew Payan (Auburn,NH): 400 – 56.87 (*personal best); discus – 24.85m/81-06

Connor Hrynuk (Boonville, NY):  ; 800m  – 2:11.88 (*school record)

Kyle Davis (Addison, ME): 200m – 27.77 (*personal best); 800m – 2:21.12 (*personal best); 1500m – 4:52.38

Andrew Hunt (Peterborough, NH): 3000m steeplechase – 11:02.44

Zach Boyle (Brunswick, ME): javelin – 44.80/147-00

Sam Carpenter (New Bedford, MA): shot – 9.91m/32-06.25; discus – 23.13m/75-11

Paul Kaplan (Embden, ME): triple jump – 12.01m/39-05 (*school record, personal best); discus – 31.37m/102-11

Tyler Beach (Kennetcook, NS): javelin – 44.00m/144-04 (*personal best)

Will Griffiths (Port St. Lucie, FL): 100m – 11.86; 200m – 23.84

Christian Mumley: shot – 9.09m/29-10; discus – 22.02m/72-03

4 x 400m: Kaplan, Payan, Hrynuk, and Maynard - 3:50.22 (*school record)

4 x 800m: Hunt, Davis, Maynard, and Hrynuk: 8:57.30 (*school record)


Complete results (men and women):

NAC and Combined Championships:  https://www.nacathletics.com/sports/mtrack/2018-19/releases/20190428dhlk35