Gina Savino, Sports Editor
As we are nearing the end of winter sports, and conference championships are happening all around us, it is easy to see how our Hounds see the challenge and rise up to it. Over the past few weeks, we have been witnesses to our Greyhounds proving to the NE10 we are a force to be reckoned with.
The women’s swimming and diving team, on February 10, ended their NE10 Championships with a second-place finish. This finish becomes the 7th year in a row that the Hounds have brought home a first or second-place finish from the conference championships. Over 4 days of competition, the team finished 3rd on the first day, 2nd on day 2, and with incredible performance on days 3 and 4, the team broke into 1st place and then finished in 2nd by the end of day 4.
Some of the examples of the outstanding swimming put out by the Hounds would be Erin Tague’s (’23) record-breaking race on day 1 in the 1000 free, where she placed first. On day 2, Abbey Holmes (’20) broke records in a winning performance in the 50 free. Assumption also won the 200 free relay and was runner up in the 400 medley relay on the 2nd day. Day 3 brought a second place finish from Natalia Kaczor (’20) in the 100 butterfly, as well as another win in a record-breaking race for Holmes. There was another runner-up finish in the 200 medley relay for the Hounds to end day 3. Holmes claimed another win in the 100 free for another record on day 4, and was joined by a second place finish in the 1650 free by Colleen Kurtz (’20). The last win of the day came from the 400 free relay team, coming away with a new school and conference record. Assumption finished the meet in second place with 830.5 points, while Southern won with 863.
The women’s indoor track and field team took on the NE10 Championship meet this past weekend, competing against other conference schools at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. The Hounds came away from this weekend with a 2nd place finish. Performances by the whole team contributed to the win, but notable performances included a 3rd place finish in the high jump by
sophomore Abigail McKeown with a 1.63m height. Nicole McMorrow, a senior, placed 2nd in the triple jump, with a distance of 11.4 meters. Emily Casella, another senior, also took home 2nd place in her event, the shot put, with a 13.61m throw. The team finished in the runner-up position with 98 points, behind Stonehill and edging out AIC, who had 97 points.
The men’s indoor track and field team finished 3rd in the NE10 Championship meet. This is the best finish in the program’s history. Notable performances included Kevin Hack’s (’20) 2nd place finish in the 60m hurdles, and a 3rd place finish from the 4x800m relay team with a time of 7:54.89. Hack also placed 1st in the high jump, meeting an NCAA provisional mark. Junior Cameron Donoghue finished the heptathlon in 2nd place. Freshman Anthony Spignese was honored with the men’s “Athlete of the Meet” and “Most Valuable Men’s Athlete” awards.
Men’s ice hockey, for the first time in program history, were named the NE10 regular season champions after their impressive 4-1 win over Franklin Pierce on February 21. Because of this, they will host the first round of the NE10 Championship tournament, which will take place on Saturday, February 29 at 8:30 p.m.
With spring sports right around the corner, it is important to remember to continue to support our hounds through their post-season games and show our Greyhound pride. Roll Hounds!