Men’s Track & Field Competes at NEICAAA Championships

joe santos, cameron donoghue

will mardo, max michaud

THE BASICS:

- Event: NEICAAA Championships, Feb. 1-2

- Location: Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center (Boston, Mass.)

- The Lead: Assumption has a number of strong performances during the NEICAAA Championships over the weekend, including four new school records with two coming in relay events.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Assumption's distance medley relay came away with a new school record while placing ninth in the event with a time of 10:20.41 on Friday, breaking the old school record by six seconds. Freshman Nik Reygadas (Warwick, R.I. / Toll Gate) let off the relay, followed Everett Pirtle (Northborough, Mass. / Algonquin) and Max Michaud (Northboro, Mass. / Algonquin) with William Mardo (Cumberland, R.I. / Cumberland) anchoring the relay.

- Pirtle placed 16th in the 400 meter prelims on Friday with a time of 50.22 seconds, breaking the school record he set last year at the NE10 Championships. Classmate Joseph Santos (Warwick, R.I. / Bishop Hendricken) raced in the 60 meter hurdles and didn't advance to Saturday's action but finished in 8.61 seconds to place 22nd.

- Sophomore Cameron Donoghue (Yarmouth Port, Mass. / Barnstable) placed third in the heptathlon and came through with a new school-record total of 4663 points, breaking his own mark of 4,614 points. He didn't finish higher than third in any single event, but still managed to finish just nine points out of second.

- Junior Kevin Hack (Uxbridge, Mass. / Nipmuc Regional) had the best finish of any Assumption athlete, taking second in the high jump with a height of 6'9.50". The mark is just 1.5" from his own school record.

- Assumption's 4x800 relay placed sixth with its school-record time of 7:49.09. Daniel DeLuca (Riverside, R.I / East Providence) led off the relay, followed by Michaud, Mardo and Reygadas. The quartet broke their own school record by nine seconds, which was set last month.

UP NEXT:

- The team returns to action on Feb. 9 when they take part in the URI Coaches Tribute at Rhode Island.

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