Men's Track & Field Takes Sixth at NE10 Championships

THE BASICS:

- Locations: Easton, Mass. (Stonehill College)

- Place: 6th/11

The Lead: The Assumption men's track and field team finished a program-best sixth with a score of 59, thanks to an NE10 Championship and a number of top five finishes on the day.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Freshman Kevin Hack (Uxbridge, Mass. / Nipmuc Regional) continued his dominance in the high jump, winning the NE10 Championship with a jump of 6'6. He just outlasted Trevor Ciempa from Merrimack. Classmate Diriy Esenov (Lincoln, R.I / Lincoln) also earned point by taking seventh in the event.

- Junior Jeremy Alley-Tarter (Oak Bluffs, Mass. / Martha's Vineyard) took fifth in the 400 meters with his time of 50.20 to earn some points for the Hounds.

- In the 100 meter finals, Justin Ireland (Norton, Mass. / Norton) was just off his school record time set in the prelims and finished seventh in 11:12 seconds. In the 200 meters, Ireland placed sixth with a time of 22.15.

- Sophomore Dillon Bruso (Auburn, Mass. / Auburn) came through with a second-place finish in the shot put by throwing a distance of 14.75 meters. Junior Alex Cerbo (Cranston, R.I. / Bishop Hendricken) was close behind him in fourth with a distance of 14.02.

- Freshman Max Michaud (Northboro, Mass. / Algonquin) used a blistering final lap to pass multiple runners and place third overall in the 800 meters with a time of 1:53.38, breaking the school record set just last week.

- In the final event of the day, the 4x400 relay came through with a school record performance while placing fifth overall. Michaud led off the relay, followed by Elijah Fossas (Dudley, Mass. / Shepherd Hill Regional), William Mardo (Cumberland, R.I. / Cumberland) and Alley-Tarter and finished in 3:22.10, two seconds faster than the previous record.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Assumption's 59 points was 13 ahead of New Haven who had 46 and Bentley in eighth with 43. Southern Connecticut won with 239 points.

UP NEXT:

- The Hounds return to action Friday, May 12 as they compete in the New England Championships hosted by Williams College. 

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