Smith Scores For CCSU at New Englands

Sean Smith placed in both the 200 and 400 meters to score the only points for Central Connecticut at the New England Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The senior took fifth place in the 400, crossing the line in 48.24 seconds, and placed seventh in the 200 with a time of 22.27 seconds. Smith picked up six points to lead the Blue Devils to 29th out of 41 scoring teams at UMass this weekend.

Four other CCSU individuals were in competition on Saturday in Amherst, MA. Freshmen Matt Berube and Nick Trifone participated in the triple and high jump events, respectively. Berube took 12th in the triple, recording a distance of 13.46 meters, while Trifone tied for ninth in the high jump with a height of 1.90 meters. Sophomore Robert Weston finished the 3,000 meter steeplechase in 9:48.64 to place 18th and senior Matthew Whalen was 22nd in the 800 meter run, finishing in 1:56.54.

Both Central Connecticut relays in competition on Saturday performed well. The 4x100 meter relay team of Tom Hyland, Smith, Brian Lowe and Tristan Roberts finished just out of the scoring, placing ninth with a time of 42.84 seconds. A time of 7:54.77 placed the Blue Devil 4x800 relay team of Whalen, Jeremy Schmid, Weston and Anthony Gonsalves in 13th.