Middletown, Conn. - February 3, 2018 - The Springfield College men's track and field team had two student-athletes earn first-place finishes at the Wesleyan Invitational, a non-scoring meet hosted in the Bacon Field House on Saturday.
In the shot put, Tom Callis (Tolland, Conn.) produced a heave of 45 feet, 1.5 inches, resulting in a third-place finish, while Damian Mackay-Morgan (Glastonbury, Conn.) and Cormac Tolan (Greenville, N.Y.) also collected third-place finishes in the 60 meter high hurdles and 1000 meter run, respectively. Mackay-Morgan finished with a time of 8.67 seconds, while Tolan crossed the finish line in 2:40.05.
Springfield College had an impressive showing in the 400 meter run, as Erik King (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and Kris Rhim (Philadelphia, Pa.) took fourth and fifth, respectively, with King clocking in at 52.34 seconds, just edging Rhim's time of 52.86. Owen Ross (Closter, N.J.) took sixth in the mile with a time of 4:37.12, while in the weight throw, Daniel Stevenson (Meriden, Conn.) took sixth, producing a heave of 45 feet, 0.25 inches.
The 4x400 relay team of Ben Batoosingh (Scarborough, Maine), Rhim, Hansen and King took second overall, combining for a time of 3:29.71, while in the high jump, Kyle Kublbeck (Gardner, Mass.) took second, clearing 6 feet, 2 inches.
At the NEICAAA All-New England Championships, Jack Pinho (Prospect, Conn.) had an impressive showing in the mile, as he clocked in at 4:08.13, just 0.23 seconds off the Springfield College men's indoor track and field program record of 4:07.90, established by Charles Duggan in 1975.
Next, Springfield College will travel to Boston University's Valentine Invitational, hosted on Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10.