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Men's Track and Field Takes Third Overall at Ramapo Invitational

Men's Track and Field Takes Third Overall at Ramapo Invitational

Mahwah, N.J. - March 31, 2018 - The Springfield College men's track and field team wrapped up competition at the Ramapo College Invitational on Saturday afternoon, a 17-team meet to open the 2018 outdoor season for the Pride.

Bloomfield won the meet with a final score of 137.5 points, while NJIT was second with 125. Following Springfield College, which totaled 105.5 points was Connecticut College (63) and LIU Post (56) to round out the top five. 

Opening up the day, Drew Dickinson (Portsmouth, N.H.) took 13th in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:00.35, just edging teammate James Potter (Ashford, Conn.), who took 14th with a 1:00.46. The men's 4x100 meter relay team of Tyler Hansen (Shelton, Conn.), DeShaun Dias (Mashpee, Mass.), Eric McCracken (Gales Ferry, Conn.) and Willem Van-Zyl (Gauteng, South Africa) was second, combining for a time of 43.52 seconds.

Freshman Damian Mackay-Morgan (Manchester, Conn.) posted the best prelim time in the 110 meter hurdles, clocking in at 15.74, before taking the finals with a time of 15.45 later in the meet. After taking sixth in the 100 meter dash prelims, Hansen came back to place fourth in the finals, producing a time of 11.38 seconds. 

Lastly, the 4x400 meter relay team of Ben Batoosingh (Scarborough, Maine), Kris Rhim (Philadelphia, Pa.), Jack Pinho (Prospect, Conn.) and Kyle Fernandez (Holden, Mass.) took fourth with a time of 3:27.54. 

In the field events, Josh Silvester (Manchester, Conn.) jumped 13.52 meters, good for third overall, while Jack Sheerin (Princeton Junction, N.J.) was fourth in the pole vault, clearing 4.00 meters. Emmanuel Kalamu (Framingham, Mass.) was fifth in the high jump, clearing 1,80 meters, while Connor Strain (Longmeadow, Mass.) tied for sixth in the event. 

Springfield College took three of the top four spots in the javelin as Whit DeVaux (Wethersfield, Conn.) won with a mark of 55.11 meters, while Tom Callis (Tolland, Conn.) was second, throwing 53.17 meters. In fourth was Matt Blanchette (Palmer, Mass.) with a mark of 48.38 meters.

Springfield College will resume action on Saturday, April 7 as the Pride will be competing at the AIC Invitational.  

Photo courtesy of Dina Pitsas