Men’s Track and Field Finishes In Seventh at LEC Championship

Men’s Track and Field Finishes In Seventh at LEC Championship

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.

THE BASICS

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.

WHAT'S NEXT

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.