NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Led by a pair of first place finishes by Virgil Harrell III (Hamden, Conn.) men's track and field battled through the cold conditions at the Smith College Pioneer Invitational Saturday afternoon.
Men's – No Team Result
HOW IT HAPPENED
Harrell recorded a first-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 57.84 seconds, which was two seconds faster than Bowdoin College's Alan Banks. He then recorded a first-place finish in the long jump with a final distance of 21-04.00 feet to lead a trio of Beacons that finished in the top-3. Christopher Fleurima (Port-a-Prince, Haiti) and Logan Mitchell (Franklin, Mass.) finished tied for second with jumps of 20-08.00 feet respectively.
Dom Nda (Pittsfield, Mass.) sprinted his way to a second-place finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.72 seconds, while Stefan Powell finished in third with a time of 23.09 seconds. Jonathan Hysenaj (Revere, Mass.) also earned a third-place finish in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.73 seconds. Cristofer Sanyet finished in fourth with a time of 11.83 in the 100.
Anthony Nguyen earned the top-time for the Beacons in the 400 with a time of 53.21 seconds which was good enough for fourth overall. Patrick Boua, Bless Amedoadzi, and Powell finished in order with times of 54.63, 54.83, and 55.65 seconds respectively.
William Barrett (Everett, Mass.) and Jimmy Cannon (Quincy, Mass.) led the distance runners in the 800- and 1,500-meter runs. Barrett tripped the sensor with a time of 2:04.57 in the 800, while Cannon posted a time of 4:20.20 in the 1,500.
Cameron Chase (Lutz, Fla.) and Jack Bushway (Walpole, Mass.) earned fifth and sixth place finishes in the 5,000-meter run with times of 17:11.96 and 17:15.49. Prosper Lubega (Watertown, Mass.) posted a height of 5-10.00 feet in the high jump to finish in fourth.
Julian Collins (Asheville, N.C.) recorded the top throws for UMB in the shot put, discus, and hammer. In the shot he finished with a toss of 36-02.75 feet, while in the discuss he earned fifth place with a final throw of 115-06 feet. His throw of 134-10 in the hammer earned him third place.
The Beacons will travel to Mount Holyoke College next Saturday for the Spring Fling Classic.