Men’s Track & Field Takes Sixth at NE10 Championship

THE BASICS:

- Event: NE10 Championship | 6th/14

- Location: Reggie Lewis Center – Boston, Mass.

The Lead; Assumption had seven top-five finishes on the day to place sixth overall in the NE10 Championships with 61 points for the highest finish in program history at the Indoor Championships Saturday.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Assumption opened the meet by taking fifth in the Distance Medley Relay behind an impressive initial effort from freshman Elijah Fossas (Dudley, Mass. / Shepherd Hill Regional) who had the team in second when he gave up the baton. Evan Sperlinga (Wilmington, Mass. / Wilmington), Ryan Gill (East Granby, Conn. / East Catholic) and Ian Flanagan (North Attleboro, Mass. / North Attleboro) made up the remaining relay.

- Freshman Justin Ireland (Norton, Mass. / Norton) just missed out on a podium finish in the 60M as he finished in 6.99 after breaking the school record in the prelims with a time of 6.98. Ireland equaled his fourth place finish in the 200M, racing to a time of 22.43 and just .06 out of third.

- In the 500M, junior Jeremy Alley-Tarter (Oak Bluffs, Mass. / Martha's Vineyard) gave the Assumption men its first NE10 Champion of the evening as he separated from the field in the final stretch to break the school record by nearly a second with a time of 1:05.04.

- Freshman Kevin Hack (Uxbridge, Mass. / Nipmuc Regional) gave the Hounds their second NE10 Champion, winning the high jump with a height of 1.99 meters.

- In field events, Dillon Bruso (Auburn, Mass. / Auburn) had the best finish of any Assumption athlete, taking third in the shot put with a distance of 13.99 meters. Alex Cerbo (Cranston, R.I. / Bishop Hendricken) placed fifth in the shot put with a distance of 13.58 while he also took fifth with a throw of 15.25 meters.

- Assumption finished off the night with a strong performance in the 4x800 relay, taking sixth and demolishing the school record by 22 seconds with a time of 8:08.15. Flanagan led off the race, followed by Daniel McDermott (Lowell, Mass. / Lowell), Daniel DeLuca (Riverside, R.I / East Providence) and Fossas.

UP NEXT:

- Those who qualified will compete next weekend in the NEICAAA Indoor Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center.

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