Cambridge, Mass. - May 5, 2018 - Springfield College's Jack Pinho (Prospect, Conn.) continued to impress as he claimed the 1,500 meter title at the 2018 Division III New England Championships hosted on the campus of MIT.
As a team, Springfield totaled 17 points to finish in 14th place. MIT eased their way to the title with 162.5 points, followed by Bates (75), UMass Dartmouth (64), Middlebury (54.5), and Tufts (52) rounded the top five out.
A week removed for claiming the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship in the 1,500, Pinho turned in a regional-championship performance as he crossed the finish line in 3:53.34. It proved to be the second regional title of the year for Pinho, as he previously won the Division III New England Indoor Championship in the mile.
In the 100 meters, Tyler Hansen (Shelton, Conn.) crossed the finish line in 10.68 seconds to finish fifth and garner all-region honors. Springfield's Joe Gaudreau (Wilmington, Mass.) also had a strong showing the 200 meters as he posted a time of 22.14, the seventh-fastest time of the day to also earn all-region accolades. Whit DeVaux (Wethersfield, Conn.) also was recognized for his efforts in the javelin, as his toss of 61.11m (200' 6.25") put him in fourth-place as he was tabbed All-New England.
In the relays, Eric Foster (Windsor, Conn.), Gaudreau, DeShaun Dias (Mashpee, Mass.), and Hansen ran a time of 42.41 in the 4x100, while the 4x400 team of Kyle Fernandez (Holden, Mass.), Pinho, Rhim, and Erik King (Shrewsbury, Mass.) clocked in at 3:33.42 to finish in 15th.
John Cruz (Springfield, Mass.) tied for 11th in the high jump with a leap of 1.91m (6'3.25") and Hunter Bowers (Somers, Conn.) recorded a distance of 6.25m (20' 6.25") for the Pride's best showing in the long jump. Additionally, Josh Silvester (Manchester, Conn.) took 10th in the triple jump after hitting a 13.56m (44' 6").
Several Springfield College student-athletes will now turn their focus on All New England Championships, which will be held at Dartmouth College next weekend.