The Central Connecticut State University men's track and field team competed at both the Bucknell and UMass Invitationals this weekend. Bucknell was an unscored meet and the Blue Devils finished sixth out of 11 teams at the UMass meet. Sophomore Rashad Williams recorded the top performance of the weekend, winning the shot put in Amherst with a distance of 47'10".
CCSU scored 54 team points to place sixth at UMass. Albany won the meet with a score of 201.5, beating out the host Minutemen and Yale who recorded scores of 135.5 and 101, respectively.
Williams also recorded a fourth place finish in the discus with a mark of 141'6". Sophomores Nick Trifone and Matt Berube recorded the only other top five performances in the field, each doing so in the high jump. The former jumped 6'7" to place second, while the latter placed fifth with a height of 6'1.25".
Freshman Aaron Radden placed fifth in the 400 meter dash in his first attempt at the event in his collegiate career. He recorded a time of 50.70 seconds. Fellow freshmen Mohamed Hrezi and Jon Krell also finished with top performances on the track. Hrezi took second place, and was less than a second off of the school record in the 800 meters, as he crossed the line in 1:54.17. Krell took fifth in the 10,000 with a time of 32:24.29.
Sophomore Jeremy Schmid and senior Ry Sanderson were the top performers at the Bucknell Invitational for Central. Schmid placed seventh in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:00.00, while Sanderson ran the 10,000 meters in 30:24.38 to place ninth. Sanderson, and sophomore Sam Alexander who placed 24th with a time of 30:58.27, both qualified for the IC4A Championships in the 10K.