Simeone and Berube Lead Blue Devils at URI Meet

R.J. Simeone won the 500 meters and qualified for both the New England and IC4A meet with a time of 1:05.02, as the Central Connecticut men's indoor track and field team finished third at the URI Quad Meet on Saturday. Freshman Matt Berube was the other first place finisher for the Blue Devils, recording a distance of 43 feet 6.5 inches in the triple jump.

CCSU finished with 24 points as a team, defeated Holy Cross, but fell to New Hampshire and Rhode Island. The Wildcats won the meet with 78 points, while the Rams finished in second place as the hosts, posting a score of 70.

Other top scorers for the Blue Devils were seniors Sean Smith, Clinton DePaolo and Matthew Whalen. Smith took home second in the 200 meters recording a time of 50.78 seconds. DePaolo was fourth in the 55 meter hurdles, while Whalen finished third in the 800 meter run. DePaolo recorded a time of 8.29 seconds and Whalen's time was 1:57.87.

Sophomore Robert Weston placed fourth in the one mile run with a time of 4:31.85. Freshman Tristan Roberts finished right behind Berube in the triple jump, taking second place with a distance of 42 feet 10.25 inches.

Central Connecticut will next be competing at the Boston Indoor Games on Friday January 30.