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Men's Track and Field Takes Fourth Overall at Smith College Invitational

Men's Track and Field Takes Fourth Overall at Smith College Invitational

Northampton, Mass. - January 19, 2019 - The Springfield College men's track and field team took fourth overall out of 13 teams, as the Pride produced 72 points at the Smith College Invitational, hosted at the Smith College Indoor Track and Tennis facility on Saturday. 

Trinity won the meet with 111 points, as they were followed by Worcester State's mark of 77.50 points and Eastern Connecticut's score of 74. Following the Pride was UMass Dartmouth, which had 67 points on the day.

Springfield College had four individual victories on the day, including a victory in the 60 meter hurdles from Damian Mackay-Morgan (Simsbury, Conn.), a win for Josh Silvester (Manchester, Conn.) in the triple jump, and victories in the 600 meter run from Cormac Tolan (Greenville, N.Y.) and the 800 meter run from Jack Pinho (Prospect, Conn.)

On the track, Springfield College was led by the trio of Chris Tringali (Millville, Mass.), Ryan Vermette (Nashua, N.H.) and JT McMillen (Dunellen, N.J.), who all scored points in the men's 5k, with Tringali finishing fourth with a time of 16:10.74, just ahead of Vermette's time of 16:42.20 and McMillen's mark of 16:45.77.

Mackay-Morgan was the top-seeded runner coming out of prelims, as he notched a time of 8.50 seconds, before coming back in the finals and producing a winning time of 8.43 seconds, once again establishing the men's indoor track and field program record. Tyler Hansen (Shelton, Conn.) was the fastest in the 60 meter dash prelims, with a mark of 7.08 seconds, before coming in third the event with a time of 7.04 seconds. 

Tolan won the 600 meter run with a time of 1:22.99, which was just .02 seconds off of the program record, which was set by Ben Harwood, when he ran a time of 1:22.97 in 2001. Pinho won the 800 with a time of 1:55.46.

In the field events, Silvester won the triple jump with a mark of 13.82 meters (45 feet, 4.25 inches), while the sophomore also took fifth in the long jump, clearing 6.19 meters (20 feet, 3.5 inches). Jarod Authier (Chicopee, Mass.) also scored for the Pride in the long jump, producing a mark of 6.13 meters (20 feet, 1.5 inches).

Sophomore Daniel Stevenson (Meriden, Conn.) was fifth for the Pride in the shot put, producing a heave of 13.11 meters (43 feet, 0.25 inches).

Springfield College will resume competition on Friday, January 25 at the John Thomas Terrier Classic, hosted by Boston University, before returning home to host the Massasoint Classic at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 26.