Radden Finishes 27th in the 200 at East PreliminaryCentral 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.
Radden and Williams Set for NCAA East PreliminaryA 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.
Track & Field in Action at New England and IC4A ChampionshipsThe 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.
Men's Track Finishes Fourth at NEC Outdoor ChampionshipsThe 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.
Men's Track in the Hunt at NEC Outdoor ChampionshipsThe 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.
Rashad Williams Named NEC Field Athlete of the WeekCentral 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.
Men's Track at Yale on SundayThe 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.
Blue Devil 4 X 800 Team Finishes 20th at Penn RelaysThe 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.
Williams Wins Eastern College Shot Put at Penn RelaysCentral 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.
Radden Named NEC Track Athlete of the WeekCentral 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.
Men's Track in Split Squad Action on SaturdayThe 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.
Men's Track Second at UMassThe 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.
Radden Named NEC Track Athlete of the WeekCentral 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.
Radden Leads Blue Devils at UConn InvitationalThe 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.
Berube Finishes Seventh at UConn Decathlon MeetCentral 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.
Men's Track Kicks Off Spring at BryantThe 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.
Hrezi and Alexander Set School Records at IC4A'sThe 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.
Hrezi Qualifies for Finals on Day One of IC4A'sSophomore 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.
Men's Track Claims Nine Spots on 2011 NEC Indoor Track All-Conference TeamsThe 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.
Men's Track Wins 2011 NEC Indoor ChampionshipThe 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.
Track and Field Finishes Day One of NEC ChampionshipsThe 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.
Men?s Track Ready for NEC Indoor ChampionshipsThis 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.
Hrezi Sets School Record on Day Two of Giegengack InvitationalSophomore 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.
Men's Track Wins Three Events on Day One at YaleThe 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.
Junior Matt Berube Sets School Record in the HeptathlonCentral 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.
Blue Devils Tie for Third at Boston Indoor GamesThe 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.
Men's Track Earns a Pair of NEC Weekly AwardsCentral 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.
Blue Devils Excel at Yale InvitationalThe 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.
Aaron Radden Named NEC Men's Track Athlete of the WeekCentral 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.
Williams Sets School Record for the Shot Put at ArmyThe 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.
Track Standout Aaron Radden Competes at USATF Junior ChampsionshipsCentral 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.