FITCHBURG, Mass. ---- The Massasoit men's and women's track & field programs set eight more school records, posted five top-five individual finishes and saw Mitch Vaughn (Kingston) qualify for the NJCAA Nationals in a pair of events at the Jim Sheehan Memorial Invitational hosted by Fitchburg State over the weekend.
"It was another great showing for us, despite some poor conditions for the second straight week," head coach Matt Jordan said. "We saw several school records and individual records broken and had a big showing from Mitch Vaughn. I was very proud of him for qualifying for Nationals in two events after he was so close to making the cut last year."
M. Vaughn finished second in the high jump, leaping a personal-best 5-10.75 feet and sixth in the 110-meter high hurdles (18.17) to meet the National cut qualifications.
Joining Vaughn's impressive performance, was a trio of student-athletes who set two Massasoit records each at Fitchburg in Liam Brennan (Middleboro), Aaron Prescott (Carver) and Karlyvelle Ladouceur (Winter Park, Fla.).
Ladoucer broke her own individual school records on the women's side in the 100-meter (13.19) and the 200-meter (27.33), to place second and third in the meet overall.
Brennan bested his own school record in the 110m hurdles, placing third overall in 17.53 and surpassed the Massasoit long jump record, vaulting himself 17-7.5 feet, ranking 14th.
In the throwing events, Prescott reset his discus toss record, rifling off a 110-5 foot throw, ranking seventh overall. He also posted a school-best chuck of the shot put, 35-6 feet, to finish ninth at the invitational.
Nick Vaughn (Kingston) also continued his strong showings in the 100-meter dash. The sophomore sprinted to a third place finish in 11.62 seconds, and has now placed fourth or higher in six consecutive regular season meets.
Lastly, Massasoit posted school records in team points on both the men's and women's side. The men finished with 29 total points, placing the Warriors seventh out of 21 teams. The women placed 10th of 17 teams, totaling a school best 14 points.
The Warriors return to the track on Saturday to compete in the Smith Pioneers Invitational in Northampton, Mass.