CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In their final regular season meet before the conference championship, the men's track and field had an impressive day at the MIT Sean Collier Invitational.
Men's – No Team Result
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dom Nda (Pittsfield, Mass.) had one of the Beacons top times on the track as he finished the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.06 to earn second. That time was a new season best for the All-American, with program record set at 21.99 by Stefan Powell.
Jimmy Cannon (Quincy, Mass.) was the only Beacon to record a first-place finish on Saturday as the reigning LEC Rookie Track Athlete of the Week recorded the top time in the 10,000-meter run. Cannon registered a final time of 33:16.11 in the grueling long distance event.
The 4x100-meter relay also posted a top time as Bless Amedoadzi (Boston, Mass.), Nda, Garth Miriyoga (Johannesburg, South Africa), and Powell tripped the sensor with a time of 42.27. The four Beacons still sit fifth in the country thanks to their impressive time of 41.57 seconds which they recorded last week at the Mt. Holyoke Spring Fling.
The four sprinters also teamed up in the 4x4 to earn a second-place finish with a time of 3:33.14. Christopher Fleurima (Port-a-Prince, Haiti) notched a fifth-place finish in the long jump with a final mark of 20-07.00 feet. Xavier Hill (Hyde Park, Mass.) was right behind his teammate as he finished eighth with a distance of 20-00.25 feet.
Fleurima also earned fourth in the triple jump with a final leap of 41-03.75 feet. Themo Liakopoulos (Swampscott, Mass.) grabbed a seventh-place finish in the discus with an impressive throw of 117-08.50 feet. Julian Collins (Asheville, N.C.) finished in ninth in the discus (109-07.25 ft) and 11th in the hammer (121-11.25 ft). Ricardo Maldonado (Revere, Mass.) and Liakopoulos finished in fourth and ninth place with throws of 151-03.50 and 135-02.00 feet respectively in the javelin throw.
The Beacons will compete at the Little East Conference/New England Alliance Championship meet next Saturday at Bridgewater State University. The meet was originally scheduled to be held at Eastern Connecticut State University, but the conference announced the change in the venue in the last week.