Cambridge, Mass. - February 23, 2019 - The Springfield College men's track and field team had its highest finish in the Division III New England Championships since the 2010-11 season on Saturday, as the Pride registered 31 points en route to a ninth-place result at MIT. This also marked the first Top 10 finish since the 2010-11 season, when the maroon and white came in third overall in the region.
Junior Tyler Hansen (Shelton, Conn.) had the fifth-best prelim time in the 60 meter dash as he posted a mark of 7.04 seconds, before coming back in the finals and recording a time of 7.04 seconds again, good for fifth in the race, earning Division III All-New England honors. Hansen would also take runner up in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.44 seconds. In the 600 meter run, Kris Rhim (Philadelphia, Pa.) was seventh with a time of 1:24.37, while Jack Pinho (Prospect, Conn.) scored points for Springfield College in the mile, taking third with a time of 4:13.37.
Standout sophomore Damian Mackay-Morgan (Simsbury, Conn.) was fourth overall in the 60 meter hurdles, as he reset his school record once again with a time of 8.35 seconds, while in the field events, Josh Silvester (Manchester, Conn.) was third in the triple jump with a mark of 13.78 meters or 45 feet, 2.5 inches. Jarod Authier (Chicopee, Mass.) also took 12th in the long jump with a mark of 6.38 meters, or 20 feet, 11.25 inches, while Kyle Kublbeck (Great Barrington, Mass.) was tied for ninth in the high jump, clearing 6 feet, 2.75 inches.
Up next, Springfield College will attempt to have student-athletes qualify for the NCAA Division III Championships at the Tufts National Qualifying Meet on Saturday, March 2.