Salang Wins Discus to Lead Bears at Open NE Championship

Anna Beck
Anna Beck

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Leilani Salang broke the school record and won the discus championship the Open New England Championship featuring athletes from Divisions I, II and III at Southern Connecticut State University.

Salang had a record throw of 149 feet, 4 inches is the tenth best throw in Division III this season.

Also earning All-New England honors and breaking a school record for the women's team was the 4x400 relay of Maeve Roach, Anna Beck, Caroline Jenkins and Adora Lawrence, who placed eighth with a time of 3:55.11.

The women's team placed 14th overall with 21 points.

On the men's side, Ben Zarlengo placed second in the discus with a throw of 158 feet, 7 inches and was the only Coast Guard men's athlete to earn All-New England honors.

Some of the athletes will compete in the last chance qualifier at MIT on Thursday before the NCAA Division III Championship in Geneva, Ohio on May 23-25.