April 14, 2013

Morales and O’Brien Close Out Day Two of Tufts Multi-Event

MEDFORD, Mass. – On the second day of the Tufts University Multi-Event junior Renee O'Brien (Stoneham, Mass.) earned a second place finish in the heptathlon with a combined 3,586 points, while senior Henry Morales (Chelsea, Mass.) recorded a combined 5,600 points to finish in third place overall Sunday afternoon.

Morales' 5,600 points is a new program record, breaking his original mark which he set in 2010 by 523 points (5,077). 

After both finishing in second place after the first day of competition the two athletes return to Medford to close out their marathon of events.  For O'Brien she started her day off with a third place finish in the long jump with her leap of 4.44 meters.  She then recorded her second third place finish in the javelin throw with a toss of 21.19 meters.  In the day's final event, the 800 meter run, O'Brien recorded the third fastest time as she crossed the finish line with a time of 2:38.53.

For Morales, his day got off to a great start as he recorded a time of 16.42 seconds to finish third in the 110 meter hurdles.  He then recorded a new personal best throw of 97-00.00 feet in the discus throw, before recording a height of 9-10.00 feet in the pole vault. 

In the javelin throw, the Chelsea native recorded a solid throw of 106-07 feet to earn a combined 334 points.  In his final event, Morales recorded a time of 4:59.60 in the 1,500 meter run to cap off an impressive weekend of competition.

The duo will rejoin their teammates this weekend when they take part in the MIT Invitational on Saturday in a last chance meet before the Little East Conference/New England Alliance Championship meet which is scheduled for April 27.