April 4, 2009

Men's Track Competes At UConn Invitational

Freshman Matt Berube placed second in the long jump and put forth a bronze medal performance in the high jump, while the Central Connecticut men's track and field team competed at the UConn Alumni Invitational on Saturday. Berube recorded a distance of 6.72 meters in the long, while jumping a height of 1.89 meters in the high jump.

Other freshmen Tristan Roberts and Nick Trifone also placed in field events at the meet. Roberts took third place in the triple jump with a mark of 13.01 meters, while Trifone was 10th in the long jump, recording a distance of 6.0 meters.

Robert Weston and Anthony Gonsalves both placed in the 3,000 meter steeplechase. Weston was sixth, crossing the line in 10:08.07 and Gonsalves placed eighth in 10:27:36.

Brian Lowe finished the 100 meter dash in 11.26 seconds to place fourth for the Blue Devils. Shawn Buchanan added an eighth place finish in the 400 meters, finishing in 51.69 seconds, while R.J. Simeone was seventh in he 800 meter run, recording a time of 1:56.86. Clinto DePaolo was the final CCSU top 10 finisher as he was 10th in the 110 meter hurdles, crossing the line in 16.2 seconds.

Central Connecticut will next be competing at the UMass Six-Way Meet on Saturday April 11.