Williamstown, Mass. - May 4, 2019 - Junior Tyler Hansen (Shelton, Conn.) won the 100 meter dash as the Springfield College men's track and field team finished seventh overall at the Division III New England Championships, hosted at Williams College this past weekend. The Pride's seventh-place finish proved to be the highest team finish for Springfield College at the Division III New England Championships since 2012 when the maroon and white took sixth overall.
MIT won the meet with 139.50 points, while Tufts was second with 89.50. Middlebury (64), WPI (60) and Bridgewater State (51) rounded out the top five.
On Friday night in the long jump, Josh Silvester (Manchester, Conn.) led the Pride with a mark of 6.44 meters, taking 12th overall, while Jarod Authier (Chicopee, Mass.) was in 14th with a distance of 6.42 meters. In the javelin throw, Evan Tryon (New London, Conn.) had a fantastic effort, finishing eighth overall with a heave of 53.22 meters.
In the 110 meter hurdles prelims, Xavier Washington (Albany, N.Y.) was 11th with a time of 15.43 seconds, just edging Dan Lane (Southwick, Mass.), who was 14th with a time of 15.57 seconds and Damian Mackay-Morgan (Simsbury, Conn.), who crossed in 15.58 seconds, good for 15th.
In the 100 meter dash prelims, Hansen advanced to the finals as he finished second overall with a time of 10.93 seconds.
On Saturday, the junior won a Division III New England Championship in the event as he clocked in at 10.68 seconds. Hansen would also go on to take fourth overall in the 200 meter dash, clocking in at 22.00 seconds flat.
The 4x100 relay team of Ben Batoosingh (Scarborough, Maine), Eric McCracken (Gales Ferry, Conn.), DeShaun Dias (Mashpee, Mass.) and Hansen took second with a combined time of 41.88 seconds, while in the triple jump, Tryon took second with a mark of 14.63 meters, just beating Silvester's distance of 14.15 meters.
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