Seniors Lead Men's Track & Field At LEC Indoor Championship Meet

Seniors Lead Men's Track & Field At LEC Indoor Championship Meet

PLYMOUTH, N.H.—Behind top-three finishes from seniors Julian Collins (Asheville, N.C.) and Adrian Higgins (Milton, Mass.), UMass Boston men's track & field finished in sixth-place at the 2019 Little East Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship.

THE BASICS

6thout of 8 teams (29 teams) 

HOW IT HAPPENED

Collins recorded a career-best throw of 51-03.00 feet in the 35-pound weight throw to finish in second place. It was the first time in his career Collins had broken 50 feet, and he missed the program record by less than a foot. 

Higgins finished third in the 400M dash with a time of 53.07 seconds. The senior was the lone Beacon to compete in the 600M, where he posted a time of 1:40.58. 

Fellow senior Xavier Hill (Hyde Park, Mass.) registered points for UMass Boston in the triple jump and the 60M hurdles. Hill placed sixth in the triple jump after leaping 41-10.75 feet. Fellow senior Logan Mitchell (Franklin, Mass.) finished just behind him in eight-place after jumping 41-08.00 feet. 

Mitchell also earned a seventh-place finish in the long jump with a leap of 20-00.50 feet. Hill also recorded two points for the Beacons when he finished in fifth in the 60 meter hurdles. 

The Beacons 4x200M team added a fourth-place finish. The quartet of Cam Chase (Lutz, Fla.), Jonathan Hodge (Waltham, Mass.), Charles Gayflor (Worcester, Mass.) and Prosper Lubega (Watertown, Mass.) finished in 3:43:57.

Lubega added on another point in the high jump, when he placed 10thwith a jump of 5-10.75 feet. He finished off his day by running the 800M in 2:06.11. 

Chase recorded points for the Beacons in the 3000M run with a time of 9:22.43 to finish fifth overall. 

Sophomore William Barrett (Everett, Mass.) notched a sixth-place finish in the 1000M run with a time of 2:44.22. 

Freshman Adam Elyounssi was the final Beacon to record points in the meet. He ended the 200M dash with a time of 23.93 to place fifth overall. 

Sophomore Jimmy Cannon (Quincy, Mass.) just missed out on scoring in the 5000M, after his time of 16:47.75 was good for seventh-place amongst LEC competitors. 

WHAT'S NEXT 

UMass Boston is scheduled to compete at the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championship on Friday and Saturday.