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Mackay-Morgan Sets New 60 Meter Hurdles Program Record as Men's Track and Field Competes at Tufts Invitational

Mackay-Morgan Sets New 60 Meter Hurdles Program Record as Men's Track and Field Competes at Tufts Invitational

Medford, Mass. - January 12, 2018 - Five student-athletes won their respective events, as the Springfield College men's track and field team competed at the Tufts Invitational, a non-scoring meet featuring 11 teams in the Gantcher Family Sports and Convocation Center for business on Saturday.

Springfield College's Damian Mackay-Morgan (Simsbury, Conn.) continued his impressive 2018-19 season as the sophomore broke his own men's indoor track and field program record in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.52 seconds in the prelims, before dropping that time even lower in the finals, turning in a time of 8.44 seconds to win the event.

Junior Tyler Hansen (Shelton, Conn.) was also very impressive on Saturday as he notched the meet's top prelim time in the 60 meter dash (7.04 seconds), before coming back in the finals and posting a time of 7.03 seconds to take first overall. Hansen would also take third in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.90 seconds. Kris Rhim (Philadelphia, Pa.) had an impressive 400 meter dash, taking second with a time of 52.25 seconds, while in the one mile run, Jack Pinho (Prospect, Conn.) was first with a time of 4:17.90.

Wrapping up the track events, the 4x400 team of Cormac Tolan (Greenbush, N.Y.), Pinho, Russell Allen (Auburn, Maine) and Rhim took third with a time of 3:31.64.

In the field events, Kyle Kublbeck (Great Barrington, Mass.) turned in the Pride's first win of the day as the senior took first overall in the high jump, clearing 2.00 meters (6 feet, 6.75 inches), and defeating second place by a full two inches. Jarod Authier (Chicopee, Mass.) was third in the long jump, clearing 6.28 meters, while Josh Silvester (Manchester, Conn.) and Evan Tryon (New London, Conn.) finished first and second in the triple jump, as Silvester posted a distance of 13.87 meters to win the event, and was followed closely by Tryon's mark of 13.67 meters.

Springfield College will continue competition on Saturday, January 19 when the Pride travels to Northampton, Mass. for the Smith College Invitational, which will begin at 10 a.m. 

Photo courtesy of Dina Pitsas.