NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – For the first time during the outdoor season the men's track and field earned a first-place finish as they blew past 10 other teams at the Mt. Holyoke Spring Fling Classic.
Men's – 1st out 11 Teams (203.50 points)
HOW IT HAPPENED
At Saturday's four different Beacons recorded first place finishes, while the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay teams both earned first place times at the regional meet.
In the 100-meter dash, Dom Nda recorded a final time of 10.75 seconds, defeating teammate Garth Miriyoga who finished with a time of 11.08 seconds. Bless Amedoadzi finished in third followed by Stefan Powell who finished in fourth with times of 11.09 and 11.10 seconds respectively.
Powell earned the fastest time in the 200-meter dash as he tripped the sensor with a time of 22.08 seconds. Nda finished right behind his teammate with a time of 22.23 seconds, while Amedoadzi finished in fourth place with a time of 22.65 seconds.
Jimmy Cannon dominated the 5,000-meter run with a time of 16:26.69 defeating the second-place finisher by nearly four seconds, as he earned his first career first place finish in the outdoor event.
Virgil Harrell III was the lone Beacon to win a field event, as he earned the top distance in the triple jump with a final leap of 42-08.25 feet. The men's 4x1 of Nda, Powell, Amedoadzi, and Miriyoga recorded a combined time of 41.57 seconds to win the event, which also moved them into third in the country. The 4x4 which was made up of Powell, Harrell III, Anthony Nguyen, and Blake Lewis crossed the finish line with a time of 3:35.52.
The Beacons will compete at the MIT Sean Collier Invitational next Saturday.