Sophomore Edwin Alston won the 60 meter hurdles, while setting the CCSU school record, with a time of 8.01, at the BU John Thomas Terrier Classic on Saturday. Alston surpassed his previous time of 8.05 set back at the 2016 IC4A/ECAC Indoor Track and Field Championships last season. The Central Connecticut men's indoor track and field unit shined amongst a very large field made up of just under 3,000 student-athletes representing 80 universities, inside BU's Track and Tennis Center.
Alston also fell under IC4A/ECAC qualifying standards in the 60 meter dash, sprinting a time of 7.17, marking his second career best perfomance of the day. Freshman Jevon Elmore led CCSU in the event clocking in at 7.06, good for 18th place.
Freshman Richard Grudzwick excelled in the 800 meter run event, taking ninth place overall, and running a 1:51.12 collegiate best time. The mark qualified Grudzwick for IC4A/ECAC's, and senior Malcolm Connor also slipped under the standards with a PR of 1:53.14 in 24th place.
Senior Tyler Raymond took 13th place out of 88 other competitors in the 5,000 meter run, and notched an IC4A/ECAC qualifying time of 14:35.79. Followed by Alston's lead in the 60 meter hurdles was Quincy Sanchez and junior Tyler Latham, who took 10th and 11th place with respective times of 8:37 and 8:38.
Four Blue Devils came just short of qualifying for IC4A/ECAC standards in the 200 meter dash on Saturday. Senior Kendall Walker led the brigade, finishing at 22.61, followed by Elmore at 22.80. Sophomore Franklin Bartley Jr. and rookie Jack St. Clair proceeded across the checkered tape tallying personal records in the process, with times of 22.85 and 22.89, respectively.
The 4x400 meter relay consisting of Grudzwick, senior Zach Andrews, Conner, and Latham ran a season best time, coming in 12th place with a mark of 3:19.91. The sole Blue Devil representer in the 1,000 meter run, Julio Arredondo, set a personal record in 19th place at 2:29.46.
In the one mile run, junior Austin Trainor ran a qualifying time of 4:13.07 good for 30th place in the final results. Latham and freshman Kevorni Welsh posted 1.85 meter high marks in the men's high jump, tying each other for 16th place. Rookie St. Clair stood in 11th in the standings after leaping 6.65 meters for CCSU in the long jump.
The Central Connecticut men's indoor track and field team will look to have another great overall performance when they travel to Rhode Island on February 4th for the URI Coaches Invitational.