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Men's Track and Field Shines at 8th Annual Yellow Jacket Invitational

Men's Track and Field Shines at 8th Annual Yellow Jacket Invitational

Springfield, Mass. - April 7, 2018 - The Springfield College men's track and field team competed at the 8th Annual Yellow Jacket Invitational on Saturday afternooon, hosted at American International College's John G. Hoyt '52 Track and Field Complex. 

Freshman Joe Gaudreau (Wilmington, Mass.) took second overall in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.37 seconds, just edging Eric McCracken (Gales Ferry, Conn.), who clocked in at 11.42 seconds. In the 200 meter dash, Ben Batoosingh (Scarborough, Maine) was 10th with a time of 23.29 seconds, while Cormac Tolan (Greenville, N.Y.) was fifth in the 800 with a time of 1:58.90. 

Senior Jack Pinho (Prospect, Conn.) won the 1500 meter run with a time of 3:58.79, while Damian Mackay-Morgan (Simsbury, Conn.) was second in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 15.40 seconds. Drew Dickinson (Portsmouth, N.H.) was seventh in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 59.65 seconds, just edging teammate James Potter (Ashford, Conn.), who clocked in at 59.86 seconds. 

Wrapping up the track events, the 4x100 team of DeShaun Dias (Mashpee, Mass.), McCracken, Willem Van-Zyl (Gauteng, South Africa) and Tyler Hansen (Shelton, Conn.) won the event with a time of 44.34 seconds. 

Senior Timothy Harvey (Middletown, Conn.) was fifth in the long jump with a mark of 5.99 meters, while Josh Silvester (Manchester, Conn.) was second in the triple jump with a distance of 13.38 meters. Tom Callis (Tolland, Conn.) was fifth in the shot put with a heave of 12.37 meters, while the sophomore finished second in the javelin competition with a mark of 56.98 meters, edging teammate Whit DeVaux (Wethersfield, Conn.), who took third in the event. 

Springfield College will return to action on Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14 when the Pride competes at the Connecticut College Invitational in New London, Conn. 

Photo courtesy of Dina Pitsas.