Springfield, Mass. - April 27, 2019 - Hosting the 2019 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships on Blake Track, the Springfield College men's track and field team placed third overall with 107 points on Saturday afternoon.
The Pride was led by four event victories on the day, as junior Tyler Hansen (Shelton, Conn.) won a conference title in both the 100 and 200 meter dash, while Damian Mackay-Morgan (Simsbury, Conn.) won the 110 meter hurdles, and the 4x100 meter relay team emerged victorious.
The 4x100 meter relay team won the Pride's first title of the day, as the group of Ben Batoosingh (Scarborough, Maine), Eric McCracken (Gales Ferry, Conn.), DeShaun Dias (Mashpee, Mass.) and Hansen combined for a winning time of 41.86 seconds, before Mackay-Morgan had the best 110 meter prelim time (15.21 seconds), before winning the event, crossing in 15.03 seconds.
Hansen won both the 100 meter dash and 200 meter dash as he clocked in at 10.79 seconds in the 100 and 22.05 seconds in the 200, while in the 400 meter dash, Kris Rhim (Philadelphia, Pa.) scored eighth-place points with a time of 51.75 seconds. Drew Dickinson (Portsmouth, N.H.) was eighth in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:01.78.
In the field events, Daniel Stevenson (Meriden, Conn.) was third in the hammer throw with a heave of 46.02 meters, as the junior also scored eighth-place points for the Pride in the shot put with a mark of 12.14 meters. Evan Tryon (New London, Conn.) was third in the javelin throw with a distance of 52.94 meters, while in the high jump, Kyle Kublbeck (Great Barrington, Mass.) was fifth, clearing 1.90 meters.
Sophomore Josh Silvester (Manchester, Conn.) was the Pride's top finisher in the long jump with a mark of 6.62 meters, just edging Jarod Authier (Chicopee, Mass.), who produced a mark of 6.60 meters, while Silvester also took second in the triple jump with a clearance of 14.04 meters. Tryon followed Silvester in the triple jump, clearing 13.49 meters.
Up next, Springfield College will get ready for the Division III New England Championships, which will begin on Thursday, May 2 at Williams College.
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