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Allen and Authier Pick Up Wins for Men's Track and Field at Wesleyan Invitational; Pinho and Hansen Earn All-New England Honors

Allen and Authier Pick Up Wins for Men's Track and Field at Wesleyan Invitational; Pinho and Hansen Earn All-New England Honors

Middletown, Conn. - February 2, 2019 - Springfield College's Jarod Authier (Chicopee, Mass.) and Russell Allen (Auburn, Maine) were each able to claim individual event victories on Saturday afternoon, as the men's track and field team competed at the Wesleyan Invitational, a non-scoring meet.

Authier won the long jump with a mark of 6.45 meters, or 21 feet, 2 inches, while Allen took home a title in the 1000 meter run with a time of 2:39.60. Competing among Division I, II and III student-athletes at the NEICAAA All New England Championships, graduate student Jack Pinho (Prospect, Conn.) took fifth overall in the mile with a time of 4:12.68, and Tyler Hansen (Shelton, Conn.) was seventh in the 200 meter dash finals with a time of 22.33 seconds.

Freshman JT McMillen (Dunellen, N.J.) was the Pride's top finisher in the men's 5k, as he produced a time of 16:54.93, while in the one mile race, Chris Tringali (Millville, Mass.) came in second with a mark of 4:40.05. Emmanuel Amenlemah (Pittsfield, Mass.) was fourth in the 60 meter dash finals, posting a time of 7.22 seconds, while Ben Batoosingh (Scarborough, Maine) was seventh in the event with a time of 7.26 seconds. 

Sophomore Kris Rhim (Philadelphia, Pa.) was fourth in the 600 meter run with a time of 1:26.57, while in the 1000 meter race, Allen won with a time of 2:39.60. In the 200 meter dash, Batoosingh was second overall with a time of 23.23. 

In the field events, Authier won the long jump with a mark of 6.45 meters, or 21 feet, 2 inches, while Daniel Stevenson (Meriden, Conn.) took eighth in the shot put with a heave of 11.84 meters or 38 feet, 10.25 inches. Stevenson also took 10th in the weight throw with a toss of 13.47 meters, or 44 feet, 2.5 inches, while Nate Schofer (Ellington, Conn.) was eighth in the high jump, clearing 1.70 meters, or 5 feet, 7 inches.

Up next, Springfield College will send student-athletes to the Dave Hemery Valentine's Invitational at Boston University and the FastTrack National Invitational in Staten Island, N.Y. on Friday, February 8.