Central Connecticut State men's track and field did well to defend its home field Saturday, putting up a number of first place performances at the Blue Devil Invite in New Britain. The men's team was the highest scoring team at Saturday's meet with 172 points collectively.
KEY TRACK PERFORMANCES
- In the 1500m run, Eddie Nicholas kept a tight race up until the final lap. Rounding the last corner, Nicholas was able to kick it into second gear for the remaining 400m, leaving the runners that were neck and neck with him just a few moments ago in the dust. Nicholas finished first at 3:56.75.
- Shawn Akomeah won the 400m hurdles in an impressive 56.58 time.
- Miles Fye-Moore and Jason Walton finished first and third, respectively, in the 200m dash. Fye-Moore clocked in at 21.31.
- Jake Ireland gave it all he had in the 800m run, and made his way to a first place finish at 1:52.51.
- The Blue Devils' final race of the day, the 4x400 relay, went flawlessly for CCSU, who cruised to a 3:24.15 finish.
- Cam Whalen nearly executed a perfect run of the 110m hurdles, but one of the last hurdles tripped up an otherwise electric performance.
KEY FIELD PERFORMANCES
- Ed Radzion took home first place in the discus throw event, going for a 39.64m throw.
- Isreal Henriques-Setho got another gold for CCSU in the triple jump, where he landed a 13.52m attempt.
- Yoskar Rosas-Perez earned a second place finish in the pole vault event with a 4.05m clear.
- Clayton Goodrich finished third in the long jump at 5.60m. Right behind Goodrich was teammate Edgar Wynkoop, who came up .04m behind him.
Chizurum Umunakwe placed fourth in the javelin throw with a 50.50m toss.
- Nick Gianni finished fifth in the shotput event with a 12.36m throw.
The next time the Blue Devils will be competing, it will be for the Northeast Conference Championship this upcoming weekend.