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Men's Track and Field Produces Nine Event Victories in Season Opener

Springfield, Mass. - December 1, 2018 - The Springfield College men's track and field team produced nine individual event victories in the Field House on Saturday afternoon, as the maroon and white hosted its first meet of the 2018-19 season.

Competing against the College of Staten Island, Rhode Island College and Westfield State, the Pride was led by Damian Mackay-Morgan (Simsbury, Conn.), who produced a time of 8.55 seconds in the 60 meter high hurdles to break Alex Niemiec's record of 8.58 seconds, set in 2014. Tyler Hansen (Shelton, Conn.) had an impressive start to his junior season as well, as he took first in the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.09 seconds, before claiming the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.01 seconds. 

Also competing in the 60 meter dash was Emmanuel Amenlemah (Pittsfield, Mass.), who was second with a time of 7.29 seconds, while Kyle Fernandez (Holden, Mass.) was third with a time of 7.40 seconds. In the 200, Hansen was followed by Kris Rhim (Philadelphia, Pa.), who clocked in at 23.69 seconds, just ahead of Fernandez's time of 23.88 seconds.

Graduate student Jack Pinho (Prospect, Conn.) won the one mile race easily, as he produced a time of 4:23.50, more than 15 seconds faster than the second-place finisher, Cormac Tolan (Greenbush, N.Y.), who notched a time of 4:38.97. Wrapping up the track events, the 4x400 team of Fernandez, Rhim, Kyle MacNeil (Dedham, Mass.) and Amenlemah took first overall with a time of 3:36.27.

In the field events, Kyle Kublbeck (Gardner, Mass.) won the high jump, clearing 1.90 meters, while Jarod Authier (Chicopee, Mass.) won the long jump with a mark of 6.34 meters. Josh Silvester (Manchester, Conn.) qualified for Division III New Englands and All New Englands with a winning mark of 13.90 meters in the triple jump, while Tom Callis (Tolland, Conn.) won the shot put with a heave of 13.25 meters. 

Springfield College will next compete on Saturday, January 12, when the Pride heads to Medford, Mass. for the Tufts Invitational.