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Three Event Victories Highlights Men's Track and Field at Massasoit Classic

Three Event Victories Highlights Men's Track and Field at Massasoit Classic

Springfield, Mass. - January 26, 2019 - The Springfield College men's track and field team had three student-athletes claim individual event victories on Saturday afternoon at the Massasoit Classic, a non-scoring meet held in the Field House.

Sophomore Damian Mackay-Morgan (Simsbury, Conn.) continued his impressive 2018-19 season as he won the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.40 seconds, while Jarod Authier (Chicopee, Mass.) won the long jump with a mark of 6.60 meters. Additionally, Josh Silvester (Manchester, Conn.) won the triple jump, clearing 14.25 meters. 

Kicking the day off in the 60 meter dash, Emmanuel Amenlemah (Pittsfield, Mass.) took fourth overall, clocking in at 7.20 seconds, just ahead of Authier, who turned in a time of 7.32 seconds to take fifth in the event. Eric McCracken (Gales Ferry, Conn.) was the Pride's top finisher in the 200 meter dash with a time of 24.10, while in the 400 meter dash, Kyle MacNeil (Dedham, Mass.) registered a time of 55.63 seconds to lead the maroon and white.

Mackay-Morgan continued to drop his time in the 60 meter hurdles, as he established a new Springfield College men's indoor track and field program record with a time of 8.40 seconds to win the event, while teammate Dan Lane (Southwick, Mass.) was just behind him with a time of 8.66 seconds.

Sophomore James Harron (Brookfield, Conn.) was the top finisher for Springfield College in the 1000 meter run, as he took seventh with a time of 2:50.24, while in the mile, JT McMillen (Dunellin, N.J.) and Ryan Vermette (Nashua, N.H.) were neck-in-neck, as McMillen clocked in at 4:48.14, just ahead of Vermette's time of 4:48.62. 

Authier won the long jump, clearing 6.60 meters or 21 feet, 8 inches to lead Springfield College, while Silvester was fifth in the event, clearing 6.37 meters, or 20 feet, 10.75 inches. Silvester would go on to win the triple jump, producing a mark of 14.25 meters or 46 feet, 9 inches. In the shot put, Daniel Stevenson (Meriden, Conn.) was third with a heave of 12.29 meters or 40 feet, 4 inches, while he also took sixth in the weight throw with a mark of 13.28 meters, or 43 feet, 7 inches.

Springfield College also had student-athletes competing at the John Thomas Terrier Classic, hosted at Boston University on Saturday, as Cormac Tolan (Greenville, Conn.) and Russell Allen (Auburn, Maine) raced in the 800 meter run, with Tolan producing a time of 1:55.76, just ahead of Allen's mark of 1:57.71. Ben Batoosingh (Scarborough, Maine) and Kris Rhim (Philadelphia, Pa.) raced in the 400 meter dash, as Batoosingh's time of 51.34 seconds outlasted Rhim's mark of 51.84 seconds, while in the 200 meter dash, Tyler Hansen (Shelton, Conn.) took 17th overall with a time of 22.02 seconds. Hansen was the third Division III student-athlete to cross the finish line.

Graduate student Jack Pinho (Prospect, Conn.) produced an impressive time of 4:09.66 seconds in the mile, as he was the race's top Division III performer and defeated student-athletes from Michigan and Syracuse, before the 4x400 meter relay team of Batoosingh, Tolan, Hansen and Rhim produced a combined time of 3:25.02.

Springfield College will now prepare for the All New England Championships, which will be hosted at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, Mass. on Friday, February 1 and Saturday, February 2.