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Men's Track and Field Competes at Boston University Valentines Invitational and MIT Invitational; Pinho Smashes 1000 Meter Record

Men's Track and Field Competes at Boston University Valentines Invitational and MIT Invitational; Pinho Smashes 1000 Meter Record

Boston, Mass. - February 10, 2018 - The Springfield College men's track and field team was split between two meets on Saturday, as student-athletes competed at Boston University's David Hemery Valentines Invitational and the MIT Inviational.

 At the Valentines Invitational, Jack Pinho (Prospect, Conn.) continued his impressive senior season as he broke a 17-year old Springfield College indoor track and field program record in the 1000 meter race, posting a time of 2:25.09, as he was also the top Division III runner in the race. Pinho, who has now broken 65 years worth of Springfield College track and field program records, reset Bob Mateicka's mark of 2:29.50, which he registered in 2001.

In the 400 meter race, Erik King (Shrewsbury, Mass.) posted a time of 50.39 seconds, while Ben Batoosingh (Scarborough, Maine) followed closely with a time of 51.28 seconds. Tyler Hansen (Shelton, Conn.) was the Pride's top finisher in the 200 meter dash, clocking in at 22.52 seconds, while Joe Gaudreau (Wilmington, Mass.) notched a time of 22.76 seconds. Wrapping up the meet at Boston University, Batoosingh, Pinho, Hansen and King combined on the 4x400 meter relay to produce a time 3:25.57. 

At the MIT Invitational on Saturday, Kyle Fernandez (Holden, Mass.) won his first collegiate race, taking first in the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.53 seconds, finishing just ahead of Deshaun Dias (Mashpee, Mass.), who took third with a time of 24.01 seconds. Fernandez also finished fifth in the 400 meter run, clocking in at 53.24 seconds.

In the 60 meter high hurdles, Damian Mackay-Morgan (Glastonbury, Conn.) finished second with a time of 8.71 seconds, while Hunter Dupont (Wynantskill, N.Y.) took seventh with a time of 8.89 seconds. In the shot put, Tom Callis (Tolland, Conn.) took second with a heave of 13.71 meters, while Josh Silvester (Manchester, Conn.) took second in the triple jump, recording a distance of 13.44 meters. Jarod Authier (Chicopee, Mass.) finished third in the long jump with a distance of 6.07 meters, while Kyle Kublbeck (Gardner, Mass.) cleared 1.88 meters in the high jump to finish third overall. 

 Next up, Springfield College will hit the road and compete in the Division III New England Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday, February 17, hosted at Middlebury College.