Springfield, Mass. - March 4, 2019 - Four members of the Springfield College track and field program have earned qualification into the 2019 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championships, which will be hosted at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, Mass. from March 8-9.
Of the four, three were from the men's track and field team, including graduate student Jack Pinho (Prospect, Conn.), who will be making his second trip to the national stage, as he will be joined by Josh Silvester (Manchester, Conn.) and Tyler Hansen (Shelton, Conn.), who will be making their first-ever trip to the NCAA Division III Championship meet. Freshman Chloe Dewhurst (Lancaster, Mass.) will represent the Pride on the women's side, and will be making her first trip to compete amongst the nation's top competition.
Pinho, who earned All-America honors in the mile one season ago after a fourth-place finish at the 2018 NCAA Division III National Championship meet, will once again compete in the one mile race, and will be seeded No. 8 overall after producing a time of 4:09.66 at the Boston University John Thomas Terrier Classic on January 25. Silvester, who will be the No. 11 seed in the men's triple jump after producing a mark of 14.43 meters, or 47 feet, 4.25 inches at the Fastrack National Invitational in Staten Island, N.Y. on February 8.
Hansen put on quite the performance this past weekend to earn a spot on the national stage, as the junior posted a time of 22.15 seconds and won the 200 meter dash at the Tufts National Qualifying meet this past weekend, which converted to a time of 21.76 seconds on a banked track, bringing him up to No. 19 in Division III in the event.
Dewhurst has been sensational for the women's track and field program this season, as on February 16 the freshman jumped 1.72 meters, or 5 feet, 7.75 inches, to not only move her up to No. 4 in all of Division III, but also break the Springfield College indoor women's track and field program record, which was originally held by Vanessa Copp, who jumped 5 feet, 7.5 inches in 1984.
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