The Central Connecticut men's indoor track and field team was picked to finish second in the 2016 Northeast Conference Coaches Poll released by the NEC front office on Friday afternoon. Central finished third at the NEC Championships in 2014 before finishing runner-up last year to LIU Brooklyn who narrowly edged the Blue Devils 140-120.
2016 CCSU Men's Indoor Track and Field Schedule
LIU Brooklyn was picked to repeat as champions in the poll earning six first place votes. The Blue Devils were next and received two first place votes. Sacred Heart was slotted third on the list and picked up the remaining first place vote.
Saint Francis U was predicted to finish fourth followed by Wagner, Mount St. Mary's, Fairleigh Dickinson, Bryant and St. Francis Brooklyn to round out the nine team NEC field.
Central, who won their last NEC Indoor Championship back in 2011, will look to return to the top as the NEC Championships move to a new venue this season after 16 seasons at Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, MD. This year the NEC Championships will be held at the brand new Ocean Breeze Complex in Staten Island, NY on Feb 19-20.
The CCSU men's indoor track and field team opens the 2016 season this weekend on Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Yale Collegiate Invite held at Coxe Cage in New Haven, CT. The field events will begin at 9 a.m. and the track events will begin at 11:30 a.m.
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April 19, 2016 Alston Earns NEC Men's Track & Field Rookie of the Week
April 12, 2016 Willis, Grudzwick Earn Northeast Conference Weekly Awards
April 9, 2016 Trio of Blue Devils Compete at Sam Howell Invitational
April 8, 2016 Trio of Blue Devils Compete at Sam Howell Invitational
April 5, 2016 Putman Named NEC Field Athlete of the Week
April 1, 2016 Blue Devils Host CCSU Track & Field Invite Saturday
March 17, 2016 Men's Indoor Track and Field Earn NEC Honors
March 12, 2016 Alston, Henry Open Outdoor Season at USF Invitational
February 20, 2016 Men's Track and Field Finishes Runner-Up at NEC Indoor Championships
February 19, 2016 Men's Track and Field Second After First Day of NEC Indoor Championships
February 15, 2016 Putman Grabs NEC Field Athlete of the Week Award
February 9, 2016 Gioielli Picks Up Fourth NEC Track Athlete of the Week Award
February 2, 2016 Gioielli, Borecki Honored With NEC Weekly Awards
January 26, 2016 Gioielli, Alston Collect NEC Weekly Honors
January 19, 2016 Borecki Tabbed NEC Field Athlete of the Week
January 11, 2016 Gioielli Named NEC Track Athlete of the Week
January 8, 2016 Men’s Indoor Track and Field Picked Second in NEC Preseason Poll
December 16, 2015 Latham Earns NEC Field Athlete of the Week Honors