Springfield, Mass. - April 28, 2018 - Springfield College's Jack Pinho (Prospect, Conn.) and Whit DeVaux (Wethersfield, Conn.) both claimed individual titles as the men's track and field team took third overall at the 2018 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Track and Field Championships, hosted at Blake Track on Saturday.
MIT won the meet with a total of 274.50 points, while WPI was second with 221.50 points. Springfield College produced 108 points, while Coast Guard (107) and Babson (48) rounded out the top five.
Sophomore Tyler Hansen (Shelton, Conn.) earned All-Conference recognition in the 100 meter dash, as he took second in the 100 meter dash with a time of 10.84 seconds, before Joe Gaudreau (Wilmington, Conn.) was third in the 200 meter dash with a time of 21.93 seconds. Kris Rhim (Philadelphia, Pa.) was seventh in the 400 meter dash with a time of 50.99 seconds, before Pinho finished third in the 800 with a mark of 1:55.76.
Pinho would go on to win the 1500 meter run with a time of NEWMAC Championship record time of 3:53.94, before Damian Mackay-Morgan (Simsbury, Conn.) finished fourth in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.58 seconds. The 4x100 meter relay team of Eric Foster (Windsor, Conn.), Gaudreau, Deshaun Dias (Mashpee, Mass.) and Hansen combined to take third with a time of 42.55 seconds, before the 4x400 meter relay team scored third-place points as well, with Ben Batoosingh (Scarborough, Maine), Pinho, Kyle Fernandez (Holden, Mass.) and Erik King (Shrewsbury, Mass.) was third with a time of 3:23.47.
In the field events, Connor Strain (Longmeadow, Mass.) was fifth in the high jump, clearing 1.88 meters, while John Cruz (Springfield, Mass.) was fourth in the long jump, clearing 6.52 meters. Josh Silvester (Manchester, Conn.) was third in the triple jump with a mark of 13.69 meters, while Matt Blanchette (Palmer, Mass.) was fourth in the hammer with a heave of 41.23 meters. DeVaux won the javelin with a NEWMAC Championship record mark of 63.41 meters.
Up next, Springfield College will compete at the Division III New England Championships, beginning on Thursday, May 3 at MIT.