Men’s Track & Field Takes Sixth at NE10 Championship


- 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.


- 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.


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


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