SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Triple jumper Julian Hubbard (Windsor, Maine) recorded his second program record height on the first day of the 2013 ECAC Outdoor Track and Field championship hosted by Springfield College.
Hubbard, who earlier this year matched the program mark, set a new program best with his leap of 45-08.50 feet to earn a 13th place finish overall. Senior Hamza Abdul (Chelsea, Mass.) finished in 19th place in the event with his jump of 44-06.75 feet.
Also having a strong first day at the last chance meet was senior Henry Morales (Chelsea, Mass.) who currently sits in first place in the decathlon. With a combined 3,464 points, he leads St. John Fisher's Devin Cornelius by 59 points going into the final five events which will take place tomorrow. Morales started the afternoon with a first place finish in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.15 seconds.
He then finished in second place in the long jump with a leap of 21-11.50 feet, before finishing in 11th in the shot put (33-08.00 feet). In the fourth event, the high jump, Morales notched an eighth place finish with a leap of 5-09.75 feet. Morales would then sprint his way to a first place finish in the 400 meter dash with a time of 50.47 seconds to move into the top spot.
In the women's 100 meter dash, senior Samara Faustin (Boston, Mass.) and freshman Anisha Trappier (Taunton, Mass.) both qualified for tomorrow's final. Faustin notched a ninth place finish in the prelims with her time of 12.23 seconds. Trappier qualified for the finals with her time of 12.75 seconds.
Day two of the ECAC Championship is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. from the campus of Springfield College.