The Central Connecticut men's track and field team posted 48.5 points on Saturday and lead the 2015 Northeast Conference Men's Track and Field Championship after the first day of competition.
The Blue Devils earned 23 points in the 10,000 meter run and posted the second, third, fourth and fifth place finishers in the event. Sophomores Tyler Raymond (32:44.80) and Colin Sauter (32:49.58) finished second and third, and right behind were freshman Alex Norstrom (32:52.43) and sophomore Ryan Hertzog (32:52.53) in fourth and fifth place.
Sophomore Derek French and senior Patrick Hubbell each qualified for the 1,500 final to be run on Sunday. French's time of 4:04.66 was the third best qualifying time on the day. Hubbell ran 4:06.84.
Senior Jordan Watkins qualified second in the 110 meter hurdle prelims with a time of 14.81. Freshman Tyler Latham was fifth in the same event with a qualifying time of 15.06.
Watkins also qualified in the 400 meter hurdles, as did classmate Ryan Budd, and sophomore Brian Beckwith.
Sophomore Zach Andrews qualified for the 400 meter final on Sunday. He ran 46.36 and was the seventh fastest qualifying time on the day.
Junior Malcolm Connor posted the second fastest qualifying time in the 800 meter prelims at 1:58.54 and qualified for Sunday's final.
The 4x800 meter relay team posted eight points with a second place finish in a time of 7:47.13.
Junior Dashawn Putman earned five points with a fourth place finish in the high jump. He cleared 1.98 meters in his first attempt. Freshman Joshua Walker-Thomas finished in sixth place in the same event with a jump of 1.95 meters, giving the Blue Devils another 2.5 points.
Senior Michael Ficorilli threw 14.17 meters in the shot put to finish in fifth place overall and give the Blue Devils four more points. Sophomore Zach Torro threw 13.70 meters to earn an eighth place finish and a point.
Ficorilli added two points in the discus with a seventh place finish with a throw of 41.08 meters. Freshman Peter Cotto threw 42.17 meters and picked up three points for the Blue Devils in the same event, finishing in sixth place.
July 17, 2015 Men's Track & Field Earn USTFCCCA Academic Recognition
June 27, 2015 Trainor Fourth at USATF Junior Outdoor T&F Championships
June 20, 2015 Blake Inducted Into Mt. Washington Road Race HOF
May 28, 2015 Men's Outdoor T&F Earn NEC Honors
May 16, 2015 Men's T&F Competes at ECAC/IC4A Championships
May 7, 2015 Latham Named ECAC Athlete and Rookie of the Week
May 6, 2015 Hubbell Named NEC Winter Scholar-Athlete
May 3, 2015 Men's T&F Wins Second Straight NEC Outdoor Title
May 2, 2015 Men's Track Leads NEC's After Day One
April 28, 2015 Watkins Named NEC Track Athlete of the Week
April 25, 2015 Men's Track and Field Second at UMass-Amherst
April 18, 2015 Men's Track and Field Completes Larry Ellis Invitational
April 18, 2015 Men's T&F Competes at Mark Young Invitational Saturday
April 16, 2015 Latham Second in Decathlon at Larry Ellis Invitational
April 14, 2015 Borecki Named NEC Rookie of the Week on Tuesday
April 11, 2015 Men's Track and Field Third at Minutemen Invitational
April 11, 2015 Five Blue Devils Compete at Bison Outdoor Classic
April 10, 2015 Watkins, Putman Compete at UNF Twilight Meet Friday
April 8, 2015 Latham Earns ECAC Rookie of the Week Honors
April 7, 2015 Latham Tabbed NEC Rookie of the Week
April 4, 2015 Men's T&F Fourth at Yellow Jacket Invitational
April 3, 2015 Connor Takes 10th at Sam Howell Invitational on Friday
March 28, 2015 Home Track & Field Meet Cancelled
March 8, 2015 Watkins Takes Bronze in 60 Meter Hurdle Finals
March 7, 2015 Watkins Advances to Finals at IC4A/ECAC Championships
February 28, 2015 Men's Indoor Completes New England Championships
February 27, 2015 Men's T&F Completes Day One of NEICAAA Championships
February 25, 2015 Hubbell Named ECAC Co-Athlete of the Week
February 22, 2015 Men's Indoor Finishes Second at NEC Championships
February 21, 2015 Men's T&F Fourth After Day One of NEC Championships
February 17, 2015 Putnam, Latham Earn NEC Weekly Awards
February 14, 2015 M. Track Completes David Hemery Valentine Invitational
February 7, 2015 Men's T&F Completes URI Coaches Tribute Meet
January 31, 2015 Men's T&F Completes Action at Boston University
January 24, 2015 Men's T&F Concludes Sorlien Memorial Invitational
January 20, 2015 Fruster Named Indoor Track Athlete of the Week
January 16, 2015 Men's Track And Field Complete NYC Gotham Cup Friday
January 14, 2015 Updated: Duo Complete URI Heptathlon, Latham Third
January 14, 2015 Hubbell Named Men's T&F Track Athlete of the Week
January 11, 2015 Men's Track Competes at Yale on Saturday