Springfield, Mass. - April 21, 2018 - Hosting it's first outdoor meet of the season, the men's track and field team captured the Springfield College Classic, as the Pride produced seven event victories en route to a total of 192.75 points.
Westfield State was second with 155 points, while Worcester State came in third with 121. Coast Guard (105.5) and American International College (52.75) rounded out the top five.
Sophomore Tyler Hansen (Shelton, Conn.) had the best prelim time in the 100 meter dash, clocking in at 11.09 seconds, and took second in the finals with a time of 10.95 seconds, before winning the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.50 seconds. Hansen just beat out Joe Gaudreau (Wilmington, Mass.), who notched a time of 22.51 seconds to take second.
Freshman Kris Rhim (Philadelphia, Pa.) was fifth in the 400 meter run with a time of 52.05 seconds, while Cormac Tolan (Greenville, N.Y.) won the 800 meter run with a mark of 1:57.72. Chris Tringali (Millville, Mass.) and Tyler Cronin (Melrose, Mass.) took third and fourth in the 3000 meter run, respectively, as Tringali crossed in 9:37.91, ahead of Cronin's time of 9:47.43.
Junior Dan Lane (Southwick, Mass.) came in second in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.58 seconds, while in the 400 meter hurdles, Drew Dickinson (Portsmouth, N.H.) was third with a mark of 58.69 seconds. The Pride's 4x100 relay team of Eric Foster (Windsor, Conn.), Gaudreau, Deshaun Dias (Mashpee, Mass.) and Hansen combined for a winning time of 42.79 seconds, while the 4x400 meter relay team of Ben Batoosingh (Scarborough, Maine), Jack Pinho (Prospect, Conn.), Kyle Fernandez (Holden, Mass.) and Rhim won with a time of 3:29.88.
In the field events, Connor Strain (Longmeadow, Mass.), Kyle Kublbeck (Gardner, Mass.) and Emmanuel Kalamu (Framingham, Mass.) all tied for second in the high jump, clearin 1.83 meters, while in the long jump, John Cruz (Springfield, Mass.) won with a mark of 6.61 meters. Josh Silvester (Manchester, Conn.) won the triple jump, clearing 13.73 meters, while in the hammer throw, Daniel Stevenson (Meriden, Conn.) was fifth with a heave of 43.91 meters.
Lastly, in the javelin, Whit DeVaux (Wethersfield, Conn.) put forth a winning distance of 55.74 meters.
Springfield College will now focus on the 2018 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which will be hosted at Blake Track on Saturday, April 28 at 10:30 a.m.