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Kublbeck and Porter Lead Men's Track and Field at Massasoit Classic; Pinho Breaks 800 Record

Kublbeck and Porter Lead Men's Track and Field at Massasoit Classic; Pinho Breaks 800 Record

Springfield, Mass. - January 27, 2018 - Behind individual victories from Kyle Kublbeck (Gardner, Mass.) and Stefan Porter (Lewiston, Maine), the Springfield College men's track and field competed at the Massasoit Classic, an eight-team non-scoring meet in the Springfield College field house. 

In addition to hosting the Massasoit Classic, nine student-athletes competed at the John Thomas Terrier Classic, hosted at Boston University on Saturday. There, senior Jack Pinho (Prospect, Conn.) broke a 27-year old Springfield College men's indoor track and field program record in the 800, producing a time of 1:52.11. Pinho broke Bill Anderson's time of 1:52.92, set in 1991.

Kublbeck won the high jump at the Massasoit Classic, clearing 6 feet, 4.25 inches, while Porter took home the triple jump, recording a distance of 43 feet, 1 inch. 

In the 200 meter dash, Kris Rhim (Philadelphia, Pa.) was the Pride's top performer, crossing the finish line in 23.95 seconds, while in the 400 meter dash, the freshman continued his impressive day, taking third with a time of 53.10 seconds. Owen Ross (Closter, N.J.) took second in the mile with a time of 4:35.93, while in the 60 meter hurdles, John Cruz finished third with a time of 8.96 seconds. 

In the field events, Hunter Bowers (Somers, Conn.) took fourth as he cleared 19 feet, 11.5 inches, while Tom Callis (Tolland, Conn.) took second in the shot put with a heave of 46 feet, 1.5 inches. Wrapping up, Nick Blood (Denville, N.J.) took fourth in the weight throw with a mark of 43 feet, 9 inches. 

Continuing at the John Thomas Terrier Classic, Tyler Hansen (Shelton, Conn.) ran a time of 7.26 seconds in the 60 meter dash, while Damian Mackay-Morgan (Simsbury, Conn.) produced a time of 8.78 seconds in the 60 meter hurdles. Lastly, Josh Silvester (Manchester, Conn.) cleared 43 feet, 9.25 inches in the triple jump.

Next, Springfield College will compete at the All New England Championships, hosted at Boston University on Friday, February 2 and Saturday, February 3.