Men’s Track & Field Takes Fifth in NE10 Championships

kevin hack

 max michaud, everett pirtle


- Event: NE10 Outdoor Championships
- Place: 5/11
- Location: Penmen Stadium (Manchester, N.H.)

- The Lead: Assumption men's track & field moved up one position to conclude the NE10 Championships in fifth place, the program's best-ever finish at the NE10 Championships, behind a number of strong performances on Saturday.


- Junior Kevin Hack (Uxbridge, Mass. / Nipmuc Regional) won the decathlon with a final score of 6,292 points, just edging sophomore Cameron Donoghue (Yarmouth Port, Mass. / Barnstable) who had 6,197 points to take second. Freshman Joseph Jepsen (Sutton, Mass. / Sutton) moved up to fourth in the event with 5,535 points, while Derek Girouard (Chicopee, Mass. / Chicopee) took fifth with 5,438 points.

- On the second day, Hack won the javelin while Jepsen took second in the event. Jepsen came through with a victory in the discus, just edging Donoghue by .10 meters as he took second. Girouard earned a victory in the pole vault with a height of 4.20 meters, breaking the school record of Shamus Fleming back in 1971. Hack won the 110 meter hurdles and Donoghue was second, while Donoghue had the best finish in the 1500 meters, placing second.

- Senior Dillon Bruso (Auburn, Mass. / Auburn) earned second in the shot put with a season-best throw of 14.66 meters. Junior William Bennett (Tewksbury, Mass. / Tewksbury) was right behind him in third with a toss of 14.57 meters.

- Sophomore Everett Pirtle (Northborough, Mass. / Algonquin) broke his own school record in the 400 meters for the second straight day, finishing in 48.33 seconds to place fifth in the event. Junior Max Michaud (Northborough, Mass. / Algonquin) earned a third place finish in the 800 meters with his time of 1:52.85, less than a second out of first.

- Sophomore Ryan Mardo (Cumberland, R.I. / Cumberland) earned points for Assumption with an eighth place finish in the 5000 meters with his time of 15:41.21. Shawn Scullion (Candiac, Que. / Heritage Regional) also took eighth, as he raced in the 3000 meter steeple chase and finished in 9:52.08.

- Hack also came through with a third place finish in the high jump with a height of 1.95 meters, while Donoghue & Jepson both tied for sixth by reaching 1.80 meters. Girouard, meanwhile, placed fourth in the pole vault with a leap of 4.10 meters.

- Assumption's 4x800 relay took second overall with its time of 7:49.60. William Mardo (Cumberland, R.I. / Cumberland) led off, followed by Nik Reygadas (Warwick, R.I. / Toll Gate), Pirtle and Michaud.  


- Assumption's fifth place is the best finish in program history, and their point total of 91 is the highest in program history by 24 points. Southern Connecticut defended their NE10 crown with 207 points, while Merrimack was second (119), AIC took third (111) and Stonehill (107) rounded out the top five.


- Assumption returns to action next weekend for the NEICAAA Championships, hosted by Southern Connecticut.


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