May 8, 2010

Hrezi Leads Central at New England Championships

Freshman Mohamed Hrezi led Central Connecticut State University at the New England Outdoor Track and Field Championships this weekend. He placed third in the 800 meters with a time of 1:52.72. Hrezi's time was less than a second off of his own school record in the event.

CCSU placed 23rd out of 38 teams with 15 total points. The University of Rhode Island won the team championship with 95.33 points, edging out UMass Lowell's 90 team points.

Junior Josue Paul and sophomore Matt Berube recorded sixth place performances for the Blue Devils. Paul was sixth in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.02 seconds, while Berube jumped 2.0 meters to place sixth in the high jump.

Fellow sophomore Nick Trifone placed just behind Berube in the high jump. He took seventh in the event with a mark of 1.95 meters. Junior Harry Lewis was also a top 10 finisher in the 100 meters behind Paul. Lewis took ninth with a time of 11.30 seconds.

Sophomore Rashad Williams was the only Blue Devil to finish in the top 10 in two events this weekend. He placed ninth in both the shot put and discus. Williams recorded a distance of 14.43 meters in the former and 43.7 meters in the latter.