Men's Indoor Track Visits Ocean Breeze Complex For 2017 NEC Championships

Men's Indoor Track Visits Ocean Breeze Complex For 2017 NEC Championships

The Central Connecticut men's indoor track and field team will take part in the 2017 Northeast Conference Indoor Championships on Friday-Saturday, Feb. 17-18, at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island, NY. The Blue Devils were hailed the 2016 NEC Runner-Up last season, while taking home two individual gold medals.

At last year's finals, senior, Joseph Gioielli finished first in the mile (4:11.31), and junior Sam Borecki  was a gold medalist in the pole vault, with a mark of 4.80 meters.

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Highlights and Interviews | From the 2017 NEC Women's Indoor Track & Field Championship will be posted after the races on NEC Front Row.  

Championship Notes

  • The Blue Devils finished in second place (115) behind the three-time defending champion LIU Brooklyn (158) squad.
  • CCSU brought home its last championship back in 2011 accumulating 114 total points beating out Sacred Heart in second place with 109 points.
  • Central's distance medley relay team was the NEC runner-up last year, finishing in 10:21.13.
  • Sophomore Edwin Alston took was the 2016 silver medalist in the 60 meter hurdles, clocking in at 8.11.

2017 Regular Season Notes

  • The DMR team ran a school record-breaking time of 9:46.12 at the Boston U. David Hemery Invite last week, making them the current fastest quartet of runners in the league.
  • Four Blue Devils hold first place rankings heading into this season's championships on Friday and Saturday.
  • Juniors Austin Trainor and Sam Borecki hold the top spot in the mile (4:09.63), and pole vault (4.65m), respectively.
  • Sophomore Edwin Alston is the leagues 60 meter hurdles top gun after setting a new school record time of 7.95 at the Armory Track Invitational this year.
  • Second year Blue Devil, Richard Grudzwick sits atop the 500 meter run standings (1:04.37), and ranks third in the 800 meter run (1:51.12).
  • Veteran Tyler Raymond is spotted at third in the league in the 5,000 meter distance run with a 14:35.79 mark.

 All the action begins for the men at 9:20 a.m. in the preliminary 60 meter hurdles race on Friday.

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