April 18, 2010

Blue Devils Place Third of Seven at Holy Cross

Four different Blue Devils won individual events as the Central Connecticut men's track and field team placed third out of seven teams at Holy Cross on Sunday. Sophmore Jeremy Schmid won the 1,500 meters, sophomore Rashad Williams won the hammer throw, sophomore Nick Trifone won the high jump, and freshman Mohamed Hrezi brok the CCSU school record in the 800 meters while winning the event in a time of 1:52.81.

Hrezi bested the 42 year old Central record of 1:53.30 set by Bruce McMahon in 1968. Schmid won the 1,500 in a time of 3:56.83, while Williams toss of 160'2" was good for first in the hammer. Trifone recorded a mark of 6'4" to win the high jump. The CCSU 4x100 meter relay team also won with a time of 42.18 seconds. The team was comprised of freshman Keith Boyd-Carter, junior Josue Paul, junior Harry Lewis and freshman Aaron Radden.

Williams also placed third in the discus, recording a distance of 130'4" to lead the Blue Devils. Also performing well in the field for CCSU was sophomore Matt Berube. He placed third in the long jump with a mark of 20'11.25".

Senior Clinton DePaolo and freshman Nick Lindblom both recorded top five performances in the hurdles on Sunday. DePaolo placed third in the 110 meter hurdles, crossing the line in 15.91 seconds. Lindblom ran the 400 meter hurdles in 57.58 seconds to place fifth.

Paul and Lewis added top five finishes in the 100 meter dash to their relay win. The former took fourth in 11.38 seconds, while the latter was right behind him, placing fifth in 11.39 seconds. Freshman Dan Hopper added a fourth place finish in the 400 meter dash, recording a time of 50.85 seconds.

The Blue Devils finished with a team score of 99 points to place third. Maine won the meet with a total of 198 points, while American International was second with a score of 119. CCSU defeated the host Crusaders (90), Stonehill (77), Hartford (59) and Colgate (44).