Men's Track & Field

Men's Track & Field Picked to Three-Peat in Preseason Coaches' Poll

Men's Track & Field Picked to Three-Peat in Preseason Coaches' Poll

The Central Connecticut men's outdoor track and field team was picked to three-peat at this year's NEC Track and Field Championships as they were selected as the preseason favorite in the 2016 Northeast Conference Coaches' Poll released by the NEC front office via Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.

The Blue Devils have won the past two NEC Championships edging out the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds each year and will look to go for their third straight title on their home turf as the 2016 NEC Outdoor Championships will be hosted by the Blue Devils at the CCSU Track & Field Complex in New Britian, CT on May 7-8.

The Blue Devils received six first place votes to slot them on top of the preseason prediction list. They were followed by the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds who were picked to finish second with a pair of first place votes. Sacred Heart snagged the final first place vote and was predicted to finish third.

Mount St. Mary's was picked fourth followed by Fairleigh Dickinson, Saint Francis U, Bryant, Wagner and St. Francis Brooklyn to round out the nine team poll.

Under the guidance of sixth-year head coach Erick Blake, the Blue Devils will look to complete the three-peat at the 2016 Northeast Conference Outdoor Championships in New Britain on May 7-8.

The full CCSU men's outdoor track and field team will open up its outdoor season on Saturday, April 2 as they host the CCSU Track & Field Invite. A full list of event times and heat sheets will be posted as soon as they become available for the meet.