Jaspers Wrap Up Weekend At The Armory
New York, NY - Manhattan track and field senior thrower Eric Waugh (Wheatley Heights, NY / Half Hollow Hills West) got his second victory of the weekend Saturday, January 12, winning the men's weight throw at the 2019 TCNJ Lions Invitational at The Armory in Manhattan. Waugh was one of four Jaspers to earn individual wins at the meet, and one of seven to take home victories over two meets this weekend. Highlights:
Waugh hit a distance of 16.85 meters in the men's weight throw on Saturday, besting his first-place performance of 16.13 meters at Fordham's Brian Horowitz Invite on Friday. It was his best weight throw performance so far this indoor season. Classmate Nicholas Kocienda (Seaford, NY / Seaford) finished just behind Waugh on Saturday, earning second place with a distance of 16.33 meters.
Senior Ryan Addlesberger (Cinnaminson, NJ / Cinnaminson) claimed his first victory of 2018-19, taking the men's shot put with a throw of 16.41 meters. Teammate Anu Awonusi (Dublin, Ireland / Kilkenny College), who won the men's shot at Fordham on Friday, finished close behind Addlesberger, recording a throw of 16.15 meters and securing second place.
Lasma Padedze (Ogre, Latvia / Ogre Secondary School No. 1) won the women's shot put, hitting a distance of 13.88 meters. The win marks Padedze's second first-place finish in the shot put this season.
In her first collegiate 800-meter race, freshman Hali Ielfield (Glenfield, NY / South Lewis Central) won with a time of 2:20.38, her second victory of the season after placing first in the women's mile at the Yale Season Opener on December 8. Teammate Erin Spadaccini (Wilmington, DE / Padua Academy) earned second in the women's 800 on Saturday, finishing with a time of 2:20.49.