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2011 Men's Track & Field News

May 27, 2011
Radden Finishes 27th in the 200 at East Preliminary
Central Connecticut sophomore Aaron Radden finished 27th in the 200 meter qualifier at the 2011 NCAA East Preliminary. Radden the NEC Champion in the outdoor and indoor 200 meter was seeded 40th heading into the preliminary, but improved 13 spots in the qualifier.

May 26, 2011
Williams Finishes 25th at NCAA East Preliminary
Junior Rashad Williams finished 25th in the shot put at the 2011 NCAA East Preliminary. Williams posted a best throw of 16.78 meters to move up 12 spots from the 37th seed.

May 24, 2011
Radden and Williams Set for NCAA East Preliminary
A pair of Central Connecticut track and field athletes will travel to Indiana University this week for the NCAA East Preliminary Round. Sophomore sprinter Aaron Radden and junior thrower Rashad Williams both qualified for the East Preliminary with their performances during the 2011 outdoor season. Radden will be running in the 200 meter and Williams will be competing in the shot put. To qualify for the NCAA East Preliminary both Radden and Williams had to rank among the eastern United States' top-48 athletes in their events.

May 15, 2011
Radden Finishes Sixth in the 200 Meter at ECAC/IC4A Championships
Central Connecticut sophomore Aaron Radden earned a sixth place finish in the final of the 200 meter at the ECAC and IC4A Championships on Sunday. Teammate junior Rashad Williams finished 21st in the shot put.

May 14, 2011
Men's Track in Action at New England Championships and IC4A's
The Central Connecticut men's track team turned in solid performances at the New England and IC4A Championships on Saturday. Sophomore Aaron Radden's 200 meter performance earned him a spot in Sunday's final.

May 13, 2011
Track & Field in Action at New England and IC4A Championships
The Central Connecticut track team's were in action at the New England Championships and the IC4A Championships on Friday. The Blue Devils posted several strong performances including Junior Sam Alexander's second place finish in the 10,000 meter run.

May 8, 2011
Men's Track Finishes Fourth at NEC Outdoor Championships
The Central Connecticut men's track team finished fourth at the 2011 Northeast Conference Championships the Blue Devils scored 114 team points and were led by several outstanding individual performances. Sophomore Aaron Radden claimed gold in the 100 and 200 meter events.

May 7, 2011
Men's Track in the Hunt at NEC Outdoor Championships
The Central Connecticut men's track team had a solid first day at the 2011 Northeast Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The Blue Devils won the 4 X 800 relay and posted multiple athletes in the top-five of other events. As a team the Blue Devil men are in second place with 40 team points, Monmouth is currently in the lead with 51.5 points.

May 3, 2011
Rashad Williams Named NEC Field Athlete of the Week
Central Connecticut junior thrower Rashad Williams was named the Northeast Conference Field Athlete of the Week on Tuesday afternoon. Williams had an extremely successful showing this weekend at the Penn Relays, taking first place in the eastern college shot put.

May 1, 2011
Men's Track at Yale on Sunday
The Central Connecticut men's track team competed in its final tune-up before the NEC Championships on Sunday. The Blue Devils had several good performances at the non-team scoring meet at Yale. Sophomore Anthony Gonsalves finished second in the 3,000 meter steeplechase.

April 30, 2011
Blue Devil 4 X 800 Team Finishes 20th at Penn Relays
The team of sophomore Michael Waterbury, senior Robert Weston, junior Jeremy Schmid, and sophomore Mohamed Hrezi finished 20th in the 4 X 800 meter relay at thee historic Penn Relays. The Blue Devil team finished in a time of 7:39.31.

April 29, 2011
Williams Wins Eastern College Shot Put at Penn Relays
Central Connecticut junior Rashad Williams won the men's eastern collegiate shot put at the 2011 Penn Relays. Williams was one of several Blue Devils competing at the meet. Central also entered three relay teams at the historic event.

April 26, 2011
Radden Named NEC Track Athlete of the Week
Central Connecticut sophomore Aaron Radden was named Northeast Conference Track Athlete of the Week on Tuesday afternoon. The Blue Devil sprinter went to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Saturday in search of elite competition. Radden posted a pair of top-10 finishes in at the LSU Alumni Gold Meet.

April 23, 2011
Men's Track in Split Squad Action on Saturday
The Central Connecticut men's track team competed in split squad action on Saturday. Most of the runners were at Holy Cross, but sophomore Aaron Radden, Junior Rashad Williams and sophomore Mohamed Hrezi went to Louisiana State University. Sophomore Nick Lindblom led the squad at Holy Cross as he captured the 110 and 400 meter hurdle titles. The Blue Devils finished third at the Holy Cross meet.

April 16, 2011
Men's Track Second at UMass
The Central Connecticut men's track team finished second at the UMass Minuteman Invitational on Saturday. The Blue Devils scored 104 team points. Sophomore Aaron Radden led the way with wins in the 100 and 200 meter sprint events.

April 12, 2011
Radden Named NEC Track Athlete of the Week
Central Connecticut sophomore Aaron Radden was named Northeast Conference Track Athlete of the Week on Tuesday afternoon. It is the first weekly award of the outdoor season for the NEC's 2011 Indoor Track Most Valuable Performer. Radden excelled this past week at the UConn Husky Invitational, winning the 200 and finishing second in the 100 meter dash.

April 9, 2011
Radden Leads Blue Devils at UConn Invitational
The Central Connecticut men's track team continued its early season tune up on Saturday at the UConn Invitational. The Blue Devils were led by sophomore Aaron Radden who won the 200 meters and finished second in the 100.

April 8, 2011
Berube Finishes Seventh at UConn Decathlon Meet
Central Connecticut junior Matt Berube finished seventh at the UConn Decathlon Meet. The various events of the decathlon were held over Thursday and Friday at the University of Connecticut. Berube scored 5,580 points to earn his seventh place finish, UConn's Jesse Chapmen won the meet with a 6,541 point performance.

April 2, 2011
Men's Track Kicks Off Spring at Bryant
The Central Connecticut men's track team opened its season at the Bryant Invitational today. The Blue Devils had several good performances at the non-team scoring event. Junior Rashad Williams finished first in the shot put.

March 6, 2011
Hrezi and Alexander Set School Records at IC4A's
The Central Connecticut men's track team set a pair of records on Sunday at the IC4A Championships. Sophomore Mohamed Hrezi and junior Sam Alexander each set a school record today in their event. Hrezi set his record in the 800 meters and Alexander in the 5,000 meters.

March 5, 2011
Hrezi Qualifies for Finals on Day One of IC4A's
Sophomore Mohamed Hrezi quailified for the finals of the 800 meters on day one of the IC4A Championships. Hrezi was the only Blue Devil to quailify for the finals on day one, but four other Central runners will take to the track tomorrow. Herzi who finished fourth in the prelims ran a time of 1:51.09. He will be part of a nine runner field in tomorros 800 meter final.

February 26, 2011
Alexander Leads Blue Devils on Day One of New England Championships
The Central Connecticut track team opened up the 2011 New Egland Championships on a positive note as junior Sam Alexander took first in the 5K. On the women's side the Blue Devils were led by a school record performance in the distance medley relay.

February 26, 2011
Radden Wins Pair of Events, Blue Devil Men Finish Fourth at New England Championship
Aaron Radden won a pair of events, and the Central Connecticut men's indoor track team finished fourth at this weekend's New England Championships. Radden won the 60 meter and 300 meter dash events. Sam Alexander added a first place victory to help pace the Blue Devils to the fourth place finish.

February 24, 2011
Men's Track Claims Nine Spots on 2011 NEC Indoor Track All-Conference Teams
The Central Connecticut men's track team won the 2011 Northeast Conference Indoor Track Championship last week and now they have claimed nine spots on All-NEC teams for their performances at the meet. Five Blue Devil runners made All-NEC teams, with three of them making it for multiple events. Also, Coach Eric Blake and his staff were voted 2011 NEC Men's Track Coach/Coaching Staff of the Year after the NEC Championships.

February 13, 2011
Men's Track Wins 2011 NEC Indoor Championship
The Central Connecticut men's track team claimed the 2011 Northeast Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship on Sunday afternoon. The Blue Devils totaled 114 points in route to their first NEC Track Championship. Sophomore Aaron Radden was named the NEC's Most Valuable Performer and also took Most Outstanding Track Performer honors for the second consecutive year. Freshman Denzell Jones was named NEC Most Outstanding Rookie after winning the high jump and finishing third in the triple jump.

February 12, 2011
Track and Field Finishes Day One of NEC Championships
The Central Connecticut men's track team finished day one of the Northeast Conference Championships in seventh place after claiming 11 team points behind a pair of top-five finishes. The women's team is currently tied for ninth following the four events of day one.

February 11, 2011
Men?s Track Ready for NEC Indoor Championships
This weekend the Central Connecticut men's track team will travel to Maryland for the Northeast Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships. The Blue Devils were picked fourth in the NEC Coaches Pre-Championship Poll behind Long Island, Monmouth and Sacred Heart. Central has a strong team this season led by its distance runners who have won back-to-back NEC Cross Country Championships, but this year's team also features strong performers in the sprints and field events.

February 5, 2011
Hrezi Sets School Record on Day Two of Giegengack Invitational
Sophomore Mohamed Hrezi led the Blue Devils with a record setting performance in the 800 meters on day two of the Giegengack Invitational. Hrezi contributed to a school record in the distance medley relay on Friday and then today set his own school record in the 800.

February 4, 2011
Men's Track Wins Three Events on Day One at Yale
The Central Connecticut men's track team earned three event victories on day one of the Giegengack Invitational at Yale. Sophomore Aaron Radden earned a victory in the 200 meters and also ran a leg of the Blue Devils distance medley relay team which set a new school record.

February 3, 2011
Men's Track Picked to Finish Fourth at NEC Indoor Championships
The Central Connecticut men's track team has been picked to finish fourth at the 2011 Northeast Conference Indoor Track Championships. The leagues coaches tabbed the Blue Devils fourth in the conference's pre-championship poll.

January 30, 2011
Junior Matt Berube Sets School Record in the Heptathlon
Central Connecticut junior Matt Berube set a new CCSU record for the Heptathlon on Saturday at the Harvard Multi Meet. Berube earned an eighth place finish with 4,514 points, his mark is the top performance in CCSU men's track history.

January 28, 2011
Blue Devils Tie for Third at Boston Indoor Games
The Central Connecticut track team finished tied for third at the Boston Indoor Games. The Blue Devils scored 69 team points and tied with UMass Amherst for third in the 17 team field. The Blue Devils were led by victories from Sophomores Aaron Radden and Mohamed Hrezi as well as junior Rashad Williams.

January 25, 2011
Men's Track Earns a Pair of NEC Weekly Awards
Central Connecticut sophomore Aaron Radden and freshman Denzell Jones were each recognized by the Northeast Conference for their performance this week. Radden was named Co-NEC Track Athlete of the Week for the second time this season. Jones receives the NEC Rookie of the Week honor for the first time following his performance in the High Jump at the Great Dane Classic.

January 22, 2011
Men's Track Finishes Fifth at Albany Great Dane Classic on Friday Night
The Central Connecticut men's track team finished fifth in the team scoring at the Albany Great Dane Classic. The men's team was led by record setting performances from juniors Sam Alexander and Rashad Williams.

January 15, 2011
Blue Devils Excel at Yale Invitational
The Central Connecticut men's track team continued its indoor season on Saturday at the Yale Collegiate Invitational. Their was no team scoring at the meet, but several Blue Devils turned in good performances. Sophomore Aaron Radden continued to perform in the 60 meter dash, winning the event with a time of 6.83 seconds. The defending NEC Champion in the event has now won both of his 60 meter events this season.

January 11, 2011
Aaron Radden Named NEC Men's Track Athlete of the Week
Central Connecticut sophomore Aaron Radden has earned his first honor of the 2011 season following his two victories at the Army Carleton Crowell Open. Radden was named Northeast Conference Track Athlete of the Week on Tuesday afternoon. The 2010 NEC Most Outstanding Indoor Track Performer, Radden was victorious in both the 200-meter and 60-meter sprints over the weekend.

January 8, 2011
Williams Sets School Record for the Shot Put at Army
The Central Connecticut track team opened its 2011 season at the Army Carleton Crowell Open. Rashad Williams opened his season with a record setting performance. The junior thrower opened his season with a 16.51M throw that set a new CCSU shot put record.

July 14, 2010
Track Standout Aaron Radden Competes at USATF Junior Champsionships
Central Connecticut State University track standout Aaron Radden recently finished fourth in the 200 meters at the United States Track and Field Junior Championships held in Des Moines, IA. Radden posted a time of 21.36 in the finals of the 200 to place fourth. Radden had a standout freshman campaign for the Blue Devils in 2009-10 in both indoor and outdoor track.