Smithfield’s Colbert breaks UNH school record in discus

Smithfield’s Colbert breaks UNH school record in discus

DURHAM, N.H. – Former Smithfield High All-State thrower Alyssa Colbert, who is a graduate student on the University of New Hampshire women’s track and field team, broke her school record in the discus with a throw of 157 feet, one inch last Saturday at the Wildcats’ season-opening meet against Maine, Vermont, Southern Maine, and Southern New Hampshire.

Colbert, whose previous record was 148-4, also won the hammer with a 162-foot throw and earned the Wildcats’ Performer of the Meet honors.

Colbert and another graduate student who was a former All-Stater for the Sentinels, sprinter Chloe Holowachuk, are two of the Wildcats’ five captains this spring.