Birmingham, Ala. - March 9, 2018 - Competing at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships for the first time in his career, Springfield College's Jack Pinho (Prospect, Conn.) secured a spot in the one mile finals during Friday's preliminary session, hosted at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Ala.
Pinho, who was seeded fifth coming into the meet, produced the third-fastest time among 15 student-athletes in the prelims, crossing in 4:11.85. As he has all season long, the Physical Education major finished the race in impressive fashion as his fastest laps were the final two, recording times of 30.901 seconds and 30.348 seconds, respectively.
Earlier this season, Pinho broke the Springfield College men's indoor track and field program record in the mile, as he bested Charles Duggan's time of 4:07.9 when the senior produced a time of 4:07.89 at the 2018 Fastrack Last Chance Qualifying meet, hosted in Staten Island, N.Y. on Saturday, February 24.
Winning the race at nationals was Ramapo's Jeremy Hernandez, as he clocked in at 4:09.36, while Emory's Max Brown was second with a time of 4:11.55.
Pinho will now look to earn all-america honors in the mile on Saturday, March 10 and will begin competition at 3:50 p.m. EST. The top 10 runners from Friday's race qualified for Saturday, and the top eight will earn all-america recognition.