Berube Sweeps Jump Events As CCSU Places 2nd At UMass

Berube Sweeps Jump Events As CCSU Places 2nd At UMass

Matt Berube won all three jumping events as the Central Connecticut men's track and field team placed second at the UMass Spring Meet on Saturday. The freshman won the triple jump with a mark of 13.58 meters, the high jump with 1.91 meters and the long jump with a distance of 6.83 meters. The Blue Devils totaled 113 points and were topped by the host Minutemen who finished with 186 team points.

Two other Blue Devils finished in the top five in field events, while six CCSU student-athletes recorded top five finishes on the track.

Rashad Williams placed fifth in the shot put and discus throw, recording distances of 12.7 meters and 36.11 meters, respectively. Nick Trifone took home second behind Berube in the high jump with a height of 1.86 meters.

Sean Smith won the 200 meter dash and took second in the 100 to help CCSU to a second place finish. The senior finished the 200 in 23.11 seconds and crossed the line in 11.41 seconds in the 100. Brian Lowe and Tristan Roberts also finished in the top five in the 100. Lowe took fourth, timing in at 11.63 seconds, while Roberts was fifth in 11.66.

R.J. Simeone put forth a gold medal performance in the 800 meters as he crossed the line in 1:55.07. Clinton DePaolo placed second in the 110 meter hurdles, recording a time of 16.29 seconds, while Ry Sanderson was fifth in the 5,000 meter run, timing in at 14:49.37.