FITCHBURG, Mass. – With their 2019 outdoor season quickly coming to a close, the men's track and field competed at the Little East Conference/New England Alliance Championship hosted by Fitchburg State University Saturday afternoon.
7th out of 8 teams (45 points)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Freshman standout Christian Hodgson recorded the only first place finish for the Beacons as he won the 400-meter dash. Hodgson, who has been one of UMB's most consistent sprinters this season registered a time of 50.80 seconds to earn his first conference hardware. Jonathan Hodge finished in 10th place in the 400 with a time of 54.41.
Distance runner Jimmy Cannon picked-up a second-place finish in the long 10,000-meter run with his time of 34:39.32. Adrian Higgins sprinted his way to a third-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles as he tripped the sensor with a time of 56.82. In the 110-meter hurdles, Xavier Hill collected a fourth-place finish with a time of 18.31 seconds
Cameron Chase also earned a top-4 finish as he posted a final time of 16:33.81 in the 5,000-meter run. Christopher Fleurima recorded a fourth-place finish in the triple jump (42-09.50 ft) and a sixth place finish in the long jump (20-00.25 ft).
Xavier Hill finished right behind his teammate in the triple jump as his best jump was measured at 41-09.25 feet to earn a fifth-place finish.
Prosper Lubega finished the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:00.01 and finished in sixth in the high jump with a final height of 5-10.75 feet.
Julian Collins was the lone Beacon to compete in the throwing events. He finished the discus with a toss of 111-03 feet to finish in sixth. He then took eighth in the hammer throw with a final throw of 138-02 feet.
Logan Mitchell registered a final jump of 19-04.25 feet in the long jump, while in the triple jump he finished with a leap of 40-08.25 feet to earn ninth and eighth respectively.
William Barrett finished out the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:35.75. In the relays, the 4x4 finished in fourth with a time of 3:37.80, while the 4x8 took fifth with a time of 8:52.04.
The Beacons will compete at the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championship next Friday and Saturday. This year's championship will be hosted by Williams College.