Durham, N.H. – Threatening skies veered off for most of Day 1 at the 2017 America East Outdoor Track and Field Championship. Men's decathlon events kicked off the first day of competition followed by the women's heptathlon.
It took until the final event of the day before a meet record was broken. UMass Lowell sophomore Paul Hogan finished the men's 10,000-meter run in 30:30.18, shattering the previous mark by more than six seconds.
2017 America East Outdoor Track and Field Championship Standings (Through Day 1)
New Hampshire, 61 points
UMass Lowell, 24
Stony Brook, 19
Albany, 46 points
New Hampshire, 40
UMass Lowell, 25
Stony Brook, 15
Day 1 Highlights
Albany's Chinwe Igwe won the first gold medal of the day in the weight throw with a toss of 181'01”. She is the first Great Dane to win the event since 2011 and just the second all-time.
It was UMBC freshman Alexios Prodanas who took gold in the men's hammer throw. His toss of 204' was the highest mark since 2011.
New Hampshire junior Elinor Purrier, who holds the nation's top time in the 3000-meter steeplechase, took gold in the event in a time of 9:56.15.
In the men's long jump, Vermont senior Ian Weider completed the three-peat by eclipsing the 24' mark.
Sima Suon defended her gold medal in the women's javelin as the UMass Lowell senior threw 139'11”.
The Championship resumes Sunday at 9 a.m. on AmericaEast.TV.