Central Connecticut State University finished with its best
showing in school history at the Northeast Conference Outdoor Track
and Field Championships on Sunday. The Blue Devils placed third
out of 11 teams with a total score of 79 points. CCSU was led in
day two action by third place finishes by senior Ry
Sanderson and sophomore Jeremy Schmid.
Central Connecticut continued its rise to the top of the conference track scene this weekend with a third place finish. Last season the Blue Devils finished fourth and fifth in the league indoor and outdoor championships, respectively. Both were program bests accomplishments. This fall CCSU won its first ever NEC Cross Country Championship and this winter they matched last year's fourth place finish at the conference indoor meet.
Monmouth took home the team championship with 214.5 points, while Long Island was the runner-up with 137.5 points. Mount St. Mary's and Sacred Heart were just behind the Blue Devils with 78.5 and 74 points, respectively.
Sanderson, who won the 10,000 meter run on Saturday, took third place in the 5,000 meters to lead CCSU on Sunday. The senior recorded a time of 15:24.62 in the event. Sophomore Sam Alexander and freshman Craig Hunt also put forth top performances in the 10,000. The former placed fifth in a time of 15:35.38, while the latter crossed the line in 15:39.23 to take sixth.
Schmid finished less than a second behind the winner in the 1,500 meter run. His time of 4:00.57 was good enough for third place in the event. Freshman Mohamed Hrezi also recorded a top performance in the middle distance. He placed fourth in the 800 meters, recording a time of 1:54.13.
Hrezi was also a member of the CCSU 4x400 meter relay team that placed seventh at the championships. The team of Hrezi, freshman Dan Hopper and sophomores Myles Mason and Michael Waterbury recorded a time of 3:22.24. Hopper, juniors Josue Paul and Harry Lewis, and freshman Keith Boyd-Carter added an eighth place finish in the 4x100 meter relay. The squad crossed the line in 43.66 seconds.
Paul and sophomore Anthony Gonsalves also competed in individual final action on Sunday. Paul placed eighth in the 100 meter final with a time of 11.07 seconds. Gonsalves took ninth in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, crossing the line in 10:03.56.
Sophomore Matt Berube, who won the high jump on Saturday, put forth a sixth place finish in the triple jump on Sunday. He recorded a distance of 45'11.25".
May 15, 2010 Men's Track Competes at IC4A Championships
May 8, 2010 Hrezi Leads Central at New England Championships
April 27, 2010 Radden Earns NEC Track Athlete of the Week Honors
April 25, 2010 Hrezi and Radden Excel at Yale Springtime Invitational
April 20, 2010 Hrezi Receives NEC Rookie of the Week Honors
April 20, 2010 Radden Wins 100, 200 as Central Competes at Holy Cross
April 18, 2010 Blue Devils Place Third of Seven at Holy Cross
April 3, 2010 Men's Track Competes at UConn Invitational
March 6, 2010 Blue Devils Break School Records at IC4A Championships
February 27, 2010 Radden Wins 200 Meters as CCSU Places 12th at New Englands
February 26, 2010 Alexander Breaks 5,000 Record at New England Championships
February 22, 2010 Watch Aaron Radden's Championship Performances
February 20, 2010 Berube, Alexander Lead Blue Devils at First Day of NEC Championships
February 16, 2010 Radden Earns Northeast Conference Honors
February 12, 2010 Radden Leads Central at Lafayette Rider Games
February 6, 2010 Blue Devils Finish Competition at Yale
February 5, 2010 Men's Track Completes Day One Action at Giegengack Invite
February 2, 2010 Radden Earns First NEC Track Award of the Season
January 30, 2010 Radden Sets New Record In 200 Meters at Boston Indoor Games
January 16, 2010 Blue Devils Place Fourth at Sorlein Invite
January 9, 2010 Men's Track and Field Competes at Yale Invitational
December 15, 2009 Men's Indoor Track & Field Picked Fifth In Northeast Conference Poll