Men's Track Sixth at Albany
The Central Connecticut men's track team finished sixth at the Albany Great Dane Classic on Friday night. The sixth place tie was with Villanova. The Blue Devils posted a team score of 45.5 at the meet. The University of Connecticut finished first with a total of 123 points.
Junior Aaron Radden led the Blue Devil squad with a pair of top-five finishes. Radden captured second place in the 200 meter dash with a time of 21.55. He followed that with a 6.85 second time and a fourth place finish in the 60 meter dash finals.
Sophomore Nick Lindblom broke his own school-record in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.48, he finished second. Sophomore Ryan Budd (1:07.37) and junior Dan Hopper (1:07.39) finished 20th and 21st respectively in the 500m.
In the field events, senior Rashad Williams finished in the top-10 in both throwing events. Williams tossed the shot 16.38 meters to earn a fourth place finish. He finished eighth in the weight throw with a best mark of 16.18 meters. Junior Kieth Boyd-Carter claimed the 19th seat in the triple jump posting a distance of 12.73m.
Senior Sam Alexander and junior Craig Hunt finished third and fifth, respectively, in the 3,000 meter run. Alexander posted a time of 8:21.50 and Hunt a 8:24.29 mark. Alexander's time broke his own school-record.
Junior Colby Delbene earned a fifth place finish in the one-mile run with his 4:12.62 performance. Central's relay events were led by Lindblom, Budd, Hopper, and freshman Jamal Fruster in the 4x400m relay. The group was tabbed 12th with a time of 3:24.53.
The Blue Devils will be back in action on January 28th as they travel to the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, MA to compete in the Boston Indoor Games.