La Crosse, Wis. - May 24, 2018 - Senior Jack Pinho (Prospect, Conn.) of the Springfield College men's track and field team competed in the 1500 meter preliminary race at the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field National Championships on Thursday afternoon.
Pinho, who was seeded sixth overall in the event coming into the race, finished his preliminary heat in a time of 3:55.75 to take fifth overall and secure a spot in the finals on Saturday. Ramapo's Jeremy Hernandez won the heat with a time of 3:54.34, while Washington University in St. Louis' Nick Matteucci was second with a mark of 3:54.80. Rounding out the top five was Joshua Schreader of Wisconsin-La Crosse with at time of 3:54.89, Ethan Brodeur of Washington University in St. Louis and Pinho.
The senior, who recently broke the Springfield College men's outdoor track and field program record in the 1500 meter race with a time of 3:47.90, will look to earn his second All-America honor of the year on Saturday, May 26 at 1:25 EDT. Classmate Whit DeVaux (Wethersfield, Conn.) will compete in the javelin throw at the national championship meet on Friday, May 25 at 12 p.m. EDT.