MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – A total 11 top-10 finishes highlighted another strong showing by the men's track and field team as they competed at the Wesleyan University Invitational Saturday afternoon.
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HOW IT HAPPENED
William Barrett (Everett, Mass.) led the way for the Beacons with a second-place finish in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:42.22. Prosper Lubega (Watertown, Mass.) also had a strong showing as he took third in the 800-meter run, as he tripped the sensor with a time of 2:04.76.
Lubega also took fifth in the high jump with a final mark of 5-08.75 feet. Also earning a top-5 finish was Xavier Hill (Hyde Park, Mass.) with a jump of 20-03.75 feet in the long jump, while Julian Collins (Asheville, N.C.) earned fifth in the weight throw with a final toss of 48-04.50 feet.
Cameron Chase (Lutz, Fla.) finished in eighth place in the 800-meter run, while in the 400-meter dash Christian Hodgson (Leeds, Mass.) led a group of sprinters with a time of 53.40 seconds to earn a ninth-place finish. Jacey Kretas (Townsend, Mass.) recorded a final time of 53.89 seconds in the 400 to take 11th place, while Adam Elyounssi finished right behind his teammate with a time of 53.90 seconds.
Jonathan Hodge (Waltham, Mass.) had another strong showing in the 600-meter run as he crossed the finish line with a time of 1:32.72. Sha Anwar (Wakefield, Mass.) was the lone Beacon to compete in the mile run. The sophomore finished with a time of 5:39.99.
In the 60-meter hurdles Hill recorded a time of 9.20 seconds in the finals to earn a seventh-place finish. Kretas matched his teammate with a time of 9.20 seconds as well to earn eighth overall.
Logan Mitchell (Franklin, Mass.) earned a 12th place finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.40 seconds. In the prelims of the 60-meter dash, Khorey James led the way with a time of 7.46 seconds, followed by Mitchell who finished with a time of 7.52 seconds.
The Beacons will compete at the Gordon Kelly Invitational on Saturday in Cambridge.