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Friday, May 13, 2011

Gagne sets meet record

Senior sprinter Shannon Gagne led the way at the New England Track and Field Championships by breaking a 19-year old record in the 200 meter dash and qualifying first with a time of 23.93 seconds. The Meriden native also qualified first in the 400 meter dash, while freshman Ada Udaya qualified first in the 100 meter dash.

Gagne posted the best time, by over a second and a half, in the 400 prelims with 54.89 showing. Udaya qualified first with a time of 11.88 seconds in the 100 meter, while also qualifying second in the 200 meter dash with a time of 24.28 seconds.

Other top performers from the second day of the New England Championships included Shraya Manick in the hammer throw with a throw of 46.50 meters. Monica Yanez also placed 14th in the 400 meter hurdles.

The third and final day of the New England Championships, will feature the finals in the sprints as well as additional field events and the relay events on the track. Check back Saturday evening for complete results from the final day.

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